AirAsia Flight QZ8501 with 162 on board goes missing on way to Singapore

December 28, 2014 5:09 PM

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AirAsia Flight QZ8501 with 162 on board goes missing on way to Singapore

(CNN) -- An AirAsia passenger jet carrying 162 people lost contact with Indonesian air traffic control early Sunday, gripping Southeast Asia with a second missing plane crisis in less than a year.

The search operation for the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 has been halted for the night, but big ships won't return to shore and will leave their searchlights on, according to the Indonesian Transportation Ministry.

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