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AirAsia QZ8501: Pilot 'talented and experienced'

The search has resumed for AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501, which has gone missing with 162 people on board, an Indonesian official has said.

The Airbus A320-200 disappeared over the Java Sea early on Sunday en route to Singapore from Surabaya, Indonesia.

The pilots had requested a course change due to bad weather but did not send any distress call before the plane disappeared from radar screens.

One of the pilots on board the plane was described as "very talented and very professional" by a man who knew him.

Clive Myrie reports.

  • 29 Dec 2014
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