ALERT Indonesian officials say it has sent 10 ships, 2 helicopters, diver teams to location AirAsia flight lost contact; at least 2 ships are close – @BBCNews
AirAsia’s flight AK6242 en route from Penang to Langkawi has made an emergency landing due to technical problems, the Malaysian New Strait Times newspaper said on Twitter.
AFP reports that the search for missing flight QZ 8501 has been suspended for the night, citing an Indonesian minister. Transport Minister: “We ended at 1730 (1030 GMT) because it was getting dark. The weather was also not too good as it was getting really cloudy.” “Tomorrow we will begin at 7 am, or even…
The seas here on the straits are rough but nothing exceptional. But it could be much worse further out in the less-sheltered Java sea. It’s getting dark in this area and is still raining, making it very hard to spot something in these conditions. From BBC at JC Mac Farlane Time Line