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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Here We Go Again, Another Missing Jetliner

Something seems to be strange going on in Asia. First, there was the Malaysia Airline Flight 370 that disappeared somewhere near the Indian Ocean, and now this.

Japan Today reported:
JAKARTA, Indonesia —An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea. 
AirAsia Flight 8501 vanished in airspace thick with storm clouds on its way from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. Searchers had to fight against heavy rain. 
The Malaysia-based carrier’s loss comes on top of the still-unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in March and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in July over Ukraine.
This one can be blamed on the storm that was in the area, but it is too much of a coincidence that two jets from a Malaysian airline (albeit two different carriers) should disappear without a trace (so far). The Malayia Airlines jet was a Boeing 777. This one is an Airbus A320.

To read more, go here.

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