Missing AirAsia Jet: Second Missing Plane This Year 'Disheartening'

Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia jets disappeared this year.

Ganyard said no consensus was made about better tracking planes despite lots of discussion after flight MH370 vanished in March.

"It’s really disheartening," he said.

"This is a good airplane. It’s designed to go through weather," said Ganyard. "We’re looking for clues and at this point there are very few clues."

Ganyard said there's a "pretty good chance" the plane will be found.

"If the airplane lost control, there should be some [radar] hits [at] lower [altitudes]," he said.

Ganyard added that the Java Sea, where the plane last contacted air traffic control, is very shallow but called the plane's disappearance "baffling."

"It just shouldn’t happen in this day and age," he said.

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