AirAsia 'Bottom Of The Sea' Comment Assumes Flight Crashed
Indonesian officials say they believe AirAsia flight 8501 is likely "at the bottom of the sea" and planes believing they spotted debris were wrong.By Cliff Judy | December 29, 2014
The search for AirAsia flight QZ8501 may effectively be in vain as an Indonesia official said Monday investigators believe the plane carrying 162 people is likely "at the bottom of the sea."
The plane disappeared Sunday en route from Surabaya to Singapore after the pilot requested permission to fly at a higher altitude because of clouds. While Australian planes at one point believed they'd spotted debris, the Indonesian vice president has since said in a press conference that debris was not part of AirAsia 8501. (Video via Arirang)
The vice president and search and rescue officials briefed reporters Monday. The head of the country's search and rescue agency said, "Based on the co-ordinates given to us and evaluation that the estimated crash position is in the sea, the hypothesis is the plane is at the bottom of the sea." (Video via CNN / TV One / Trans 7)