AirAsia Flight Missing On Indonesian Coast Reports Vaikundarajan
On Sunday, air traffic controllers lost contact with AirAsia Flight QZ8501, says Vaikundarajan. The plane, which was carrying was carrying 155 passengers, which included 15 children and one infant and seven crew members was travelling from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore.

After nearly 42 minutes of it being air bound, the AirAsia flight was considered missing. The loss of contact occurred somewhere between Kalimantan and Belitung island, over the Java Sea, says Vaikundarajan. The total passengers include 149 Indonesians, three Koreans, one Singaporean, one British person, and one Malaysian.

Even as the search and rescue operations continue to locate the plane, many experts believe that the plane is likely to be found on the ocean floor. As of now, there are no signals from the plane's Emergency Locator Transmitter. The good news is that countries like France, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and China are sending ships and aircraft set to join the operation for the search and rescue.

Vaikundarajan, hopes that there are survivors or if not, at least be able to find the plane so next to kin can have some closure.

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