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Debris Found From Missing AirAsia Jet

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Searchers found bodies and debris from an AirAsia flight that crashed Sunday.

Searchers this morning found bodies and wreckage from AirAsia Indonesia Flight OZ8501 that crashed into the Java Sea on Sunday, killing all 162 aboard.

Officials of the airline, based near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, said debris was found around 110 nautical miles south west from Pangkalan Bun in Central Kalimantan Province, Indonesia.

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Debris Found From Missing AirAsia Jet

The Airbus A320-200 had 137 adults, 17 children and one infant aboard. There was a crew of two pilots, one engineer and four cabin-crew members. The plane was flying from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore, before vanishing over the Java Sea.

“We are sorry to be here today under these tragic circumstances,” said Sunu Widyatmoko, CEO of AirAsia Indonesia, said in a statement.

It is the second Malaysian-based airline to crash this year. Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared in March but no wreckage has been found.

In July, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in the Ukraine after it was  shot down by a missile, killing all 238 passengers and 15 crew members. The plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

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