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  1. Missing Aircraft ‘Likely at Bottom of the Sea’

    The search is resuming over a wider area, but any hope of finding survivors is fading. An AirAsia plane that disappeared off the coast of Borneo probably crashed and sank to the ocean floor, Indonesia’s top rescue official said after reviewing radar data. Bound for Singapore, Flight QZ8501 was carrying 162 passengers over the Java Sea in severe weather when it lost contact with Jakarta early Sunday, less than an hour after departing Indonesia’s Surabaya airport. More than 1,100 personnel from at least seven countries are aiding in the desperate search for the downed plane.


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