Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said that there is a possibility that the missing Malaysian plane, which was flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people in it, crashed. Kalla, who leads the search and rescue operation, made these remarks 10 hours after Malaysian plane of Air Asia disappeared from radar at the request of the pilot to climb to a higher altitude in order to avoid bad weather.
Kalla said that there was no information about where the plane might have crashed. Meanwhile, the search for the missing aircraft is suspended until tomorrow due to bad weather and nightfall.
This is the third big accident this year which included a Malaysian plane.
Malaysian “Airbus” on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared without trace in March with 239 passengers. In July, another plane of Malaysia Airlines was shot down over separatist territory in eastern Ukraine, killing all 198 people on board in the process.