A day after AirAsia flight #QZ8501 went missing over the Java Sea, search and rescue operations are still on in an attempt to locate the aircraft.
According to air traffic officials, the pilots had requested a course change due to bad weather. However, the plane went off the radar shortly after without notice. Reports say that search teams only just reached the area of the Java Sea where the plane is believed to be based on its co-ordinates at the time it disappeared.
An official has said that “the hypothesis is the plane is at the bottom of the sea”.