Rescuers scouring the Java Sea for an AirAsia airliner which went missing from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 aboard halted their search at nightfall on Sunday, Indonesia's transport ministry said.
"We ended at 5:30 p.m. (1030 GMT) because it was getting dark. The weather was also not too good as it was getting really cloudy," transport ministry official Hadi Mustofa told Agence France-Presse.
"Tomorrow we will begin at 7 a.m., or even earlier than that if the weather is good," he added.
‘My worst nightmare’
AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact at 07:24hrs this morning http://t.co/WomRQuzcPO— AirAsia (@AirAsia) December 28, 2014