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New Asian air mystery: Search resumes for plane that carried 162
New Asian air mystery: Search resumes for plane that carried 162

Investigators confronted another mid-air mystery in the stormy waters of Southeast Asia as the search resumed for a missing airliner carrying 162 people that immediately stirred memories of two ill-fated Malaysian airplanes earlier this year. This time, officials were more confident of finding Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501, which lost contact with air-traffic controllers Sunday after encountering rough weather during a two-hour flight to Singapore. As severe monsoon rains lashed the region, Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean ships and aircraft were focusing the search in the Java Sea off the island of East Belitung, roughly halfway between Singapore and the aircraft’s point of...

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