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Southeast Asia is mourning its third airline catastrophe of the year after an AirAsia jet with 162 people aboard vanished in violent weather. The search for Flight 8501 resumed at dawn this morning, but Indonesia’s chief rescue official did not offer much hope those aboard might be rescued.
Dozens of ferry passengers in the Adriatic Sea remained stranded and adrift between the coasts of Italy and Albania this morning, one day after a fire crippled the vessel. Meanwhile, Italian and Greek military and coast guard rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves as helicopters plucked small groups of people and whisked them to safety aboard any of ten ships waiting nearby.
Another landslide near Mukilteo today has shut down rail service between Seattle and Everett.