AirAsia flight disappearance Day 2: What you need to know

What happened yesterday?

An AirAsia flight travelling between Indonesia and Singapore went missing with 162 people on board.

The company said ground control lost contact with flight QZ8501 over the Java Sea after it made a request for a “deviation” from its usual path because of bad weather.

A search and rescue operation took place for several hours yesterday before being called off because of the fading light and poor weather conditions.

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