Families and friends of those on board AirAsia Flight QZ8501
gathered Sunday night at Changi Airport in Singapore, praying for what seemed an increasingly unlikely scenario: That the 162 people on the flight would be safe despite the plane going missing as it made its way toward Singapore from Surbaya, Indonesia.
AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes
was among the officials at a press conference about the search and rescue mission, which began Sunday morning and was suspended Sunday night as night fell on the area. Click through for a photo gallery. (Getty)