USS Fort Worth to assist in search and recovery of AirAsia flight

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Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby has confirmed that the US is sending a second ship, the USS Fort Worth, to the scene to assist in search and recovery efforts of the AirAsia flight in the Java Sea. The missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been found, AirAsia Indonesia and BASARNAS has confirmed collectively on Tuesday evening. Evacuation efforts focused on retrieving the passengers and crew are curently underway. Indonesia air traffic control (ATC) lost contact with AirAsia flight QZ8501 bound for Singapore from Surabaya, Indonesia and carrying 162 people on board went missing on Sunday morning, around an hour after it left Juanda International Airport at 5:35am Indonesia time.

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