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Search for missing AirAsia Flight 8501 expands off Indonesian coast
Search for missing AirAsia Flight 8501 expands off Indonesian coast

The first full day of a growing multi-nation hunt for an AirAsia passenger jet lost over Indonesian waters ended Monday with few clues to its disappearance and a grim acknowledgment by officials that “the worst may have happened.” Helicopters and surveillance aircraft from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia returned to their bases, some after flying 10 hours or more over a choppy Java Sea, the focal point of the search for the airliner that was carrying 162 mostly Indonesian passengers. The first tantalizing possible traces of the missing Airbus A320-200 -- which lost contact with air traffic control during a two-hour flight to Singapore from the Indonesian city...

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