AirAsia Missing plane updates: Where is Flight 8501?

After 40 hours missing, the aerial search for AirAsia Flight 8501 is suspended for the night and to be resumed on Tuesday.

For two days of searching, no signs of crash site of the AirAsia Jet. Objects and oily spots in the sea were spotted by air crews have been negated as connected to the AirAsia plane which vanished with 162 people aboard.

In a press conference held at the Surabaya Juanda International Airport on Monday, officials remained to have hope for survivors but they are preparing for the worst. The longer the disappearance is, the lower the numbers of people to survive.

Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla tol CNN’s Andrew Stevens that the chances of finding survivors after 40 hours is “difficult”.

According to a report, Kalla said that they are still in search operation involving 30 ships and 50 aircraft near the location where the last communication with the aircraft.

“There is no time limit on the operation,” he said. “Of course we hope there will be survivors and pray for that. But we realize that the worst may have happened.”

The plane lost communication with air traffic control over the Java Sea during a flight to Singapore after the pilots requested a change flight plan because of weather.

The Air Asia Flight 8501 is the third plane to have a linked with Malaysia. The Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had captured the attention of the world when it disappeared on March 8. The Flight 370 continues to be a mystery because there’s not debris found despite of large operation to locate. Flight 370 was carrying 239 people from Kuala, Lumpur to Beijing.

On July 17, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in Ukraine and all the 298 passengers and crew were killed.

Where is Flight 8501? Will this be another mystery?

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