BREAKING: Search Resumes For Missing AirAsia Plane

The search resumed Monday for an AirAsia passenger plane that went missing with 162 passengers on board. Flight QZ8501 stopped communicating with air traffic control over the Java Sea in the early hours of Sunday.

Many worried relatives have been gathering at Surabaya airport in Indonesia
Many worried relatives have been gathering at Surabaya airport in Indonesia

A British businessman and his two-year-old daughter are among those on board, which was travelling from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. Five planes, three helicopters, 12 navy ships and several warships have been deployed in the search, officials told skynew.

First Admiral Sigit Setiayana said visibility was good, adding: “God willing, we can find it soon.”

Several storm clouds were along the route of the flight, and Sunday’s search for the Airbus A320 was hampered by heavy rain.

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