The AirAsia aircraft that went missing with 162 folks on board after takeoff from Indonesia is likely on the backside of the sea, Indonesia’s national Search and Rescue company chief said as aircraft and ships were dispatched to seek for the jet.
“in accordance with the coordinates given to us and analysis that the estimated crash position is in the sea, the speculation is the aircraft is on the bottom of the sea,” Bambang Soelistyo told reporters on Monday.
“That’s the preliminary suspicion and it could actually improve in accordance with the analysis of the result of our search.”
First Admiral Sigit Setiayana, the Naval Aviation center Commander on the Surabaya air drive base, said that 12 navy ships, 5 planes, three helicopters and a number of warships had been searching a local of east and southeast of Indonesia’s Belitung island and local waters.
Malaysia, Singapore and Australia have joined the operation.
The Airbus A320-200 went missing after air traffic controllers misplaced contact with the aircraft about forty five minutes after it left Juanda world airport at Surabaya in East Java at 5:20am on Sunday (22:20 GMT Saturday).
quickly before disappearing, AirAsia said pilots of the plane had requested permission from Jakarta air site visitors regulate to change route and climb above unhealthy climate in a local stated for extreme thunderstorms.