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BELITUNG, INDONESIA - DECEMBER 29: Indonesian search and rescue team take a rest during search and rescue operation on December 29, 2014 in Belitung, Indonesia. AirAsia announced that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore, with 162 people on board, lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 a.m. local time on December 28. (Photo by Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)
BELITUNG, INDONESIA - DECEMBER 29: Indonesian search and rescue team take a rest during search and rescue operation on December 29, 2014 in Belitung, Indonesia. AirAsia announced that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore, with 162 people on board, lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 a.m. local time on December 28. (Photo by Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)

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