Official: Missing jet likely at ‘bottom of the sea’
Family members of passengers onboard the missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 attend a briefing at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya on Monday.
Southeast Asia was mourning its third airline catastrophe of the year Sunday after an AirAsia jet with 162 people aboard vanished in violent weather and was believed to be at the bottom of an Indonesian sea.
The fate of Flight 8501 remained a mystery almost a full day after it vanished.
But at news conference today, Indonesian National Search and Rescue chief Henry Bambang Soelistyo said, “Based on the coordinates that we know, the evaluation would be that any estimated crash position is in the sea, and that the hypothesis is the plane is at the bottom of the sea.”
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