AirAsia Jet: Objects Spotted During Hunt

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    Indonesian officials said on Monday an Australian aircraft spotted suspicious objects in the sea near Nangka island, about 700 miles from the location where an AirAsia jet went missing on Sunday. Jakarta's Air Force base commander Rear Marshal Dwi Putranto said that an Australian Orion aircraft detected objects about 100 miles southwest of Pangkalan Bun. "However, we cannot be sure whether it was part of the missing AirAsia plane," Putranto said. "We are now moving in that direction, which is in cloudy conditions." Flight QZ8501 went missing during a flight from Indonesia's Surabaya city to Singapore, carrying 155 passengers including 16 children and seven crewmembers. The plane lost contact with air traffic control over the Java Sea just after the pilot requested a change of flight plan because of poor weather conditions. 

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