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AirAsia Passenger Jet Missing

An AirAsia flight with 162 passengers and crew on board has lost contact with air traffic control. The flight by the low-cost airline had left the Indonesian city of Surabaya heading to Singapore when it disappeared at 7:24 a.m. Sunday, local time - 42 minutes into its flight, about halfway to its destination.
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2014, photo, an AirAsia Airbus A320 is seen taxiing on the tarmac in Sepang, Malaysia.
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2014, photo, an AirAsia Airbus A320 is seen taxiing on the tarmac in Sepang, Malaysia.

Two members of the Indonesian Navy's Tactical Commanding Operator (TACCO) help with the search for AirAsia flight QZ 8501 on board a CN235 aircraft over Karimun Java, in the Java Sea, Dec. 28, 2014 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.
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Two members of the Indonesian Navy's Tactical Commanding Operator (TACCO) help with the search for AirAsia flight QZ 8501 on board a CN235 aircraft over Karimun Java, in the Java Sea, Dec. 28, 2014 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.

A Changi Airport staff holds up a sign to direct possible next-of-kins of passengers of AirAsia flight QZ 8501 from Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, at Changi Airport in Singapore, Dec. 28, 2014.
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A Changi Airport staff holds up a sign to direct possible next-of-kins of passengers of AirAsia flight QZ 8501 from Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, at Changi Airport in Singapore, Dec. 28, 2014.

Family members of passengers on board AirAsia flight QZ 8501 talk on their phones while waiting for information inside a crisis centre at Juanda Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Dec. 28, 2014 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.
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Family members of passengers on board AirAsia flight QZ 8501 talk on their phones while waiting for information inside a crisis centre at Juanda Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Dec. 28, 2014 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.

An airport official checks a map of Indonesia at the crisis center set up by local authorities for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 28, 2014.
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An airport official checks a map of Indonesia at the crisis center set up by local authorities for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 28, 2014.

Relatives of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8501 comfort each other at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 28, 2014.
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Relatives of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8501 comfort each other at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 28, 2014.

A flight information signboard shows the status of AirAsia flight QZ 8501 from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore at Changi Airport in Singapore, Dec. 28, 2014.
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A flight information signboard shows the status of AirAsia flight QZ 8501 from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore at Changi Airport in Singapore, Dec. 28, 2014.

A man is silhouetted against an electronic sign board instructing relatives and next-of-kin to gather at a holding area at the Changi International Airport in Singapore, where AirAsia Flight 8501 from Surabaya, Indonesia was scheduled to land, Dec. 28, 2014 .
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A man is silhouetted against an electronic sign board instructing relatives and next-of-kin to gather at a holding area at the Changi International Airport in Singapore, where AirAsia Flight 8501 from Surabaya, Indonesia was scheduled to land, Dec. 28, 2014 .

Family members of passengers on board AirAsia flight QZ 8501 look at a passenger list inside a crisis center at Juanda Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Dec. 28, 2014, in this photo taken by Antara Foto.
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Family members of passengers on board AirAsia flight QZ 8501 look at a passenger list inside a crisis center at Juanda Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Dec. 28, 2014, in this photo taken by Antara Foto.

A relative of AirAsia flight QZ8501 passengers weeps as she waits for the latest news on the missing jetliner at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 28, 2014.
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A relative of AirAsia flight QZ8501 passengers weeps as she waits for the latest news on the missing jetliner at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 28, 2014.

Jiang Hui, a relative of passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that went missing on March 8, 2014, watches a TV news about a missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, during their year-end gathering, at his house in Beijing, China, Dec. 28, 2014.
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Jiang Hui, a relative of passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that went missing on March 8, 2014, watches a TV news about a missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, during their year-end gathering, at his house in Beijing, China, Dec. 28, 2014.

A search and rescue squad from the Indonesian Airforce prepare to depart on a Puma helicopter to take part in the search for the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501, from a base in Kubu Raya, West Kalimantan, Dec. 28, 2014, in this photo taken by Antara Foto.
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A search and rescue squad from the Indonesian Airforce prepare to depart on a Puma helicopter to take part in the search for the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501, from a base in Kubu Raya, West Kalimantan, Dec. 28, 2014, in this photo taken by Antara Foto.

Family of passengers onboard AirAsia flight QZ8501 sit at a waiting area in Juanda International Airport, Surabaya, Dec. 28, 2014.
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Family of passengers onboard AirAsia flight QZ8501 sit at a waiting area in Juanda International Airport, Surabaya, Dec. 28, 2014.

A relative of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8501 weeps as she waits for the latest news on the missing jetliner at a crisis center set up by local authority at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 28, 2014.
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A relative of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8501 weeps as she waits for the latest news on the missing jetliner at a crisis center set up by local authority at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 28, 2014.

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