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28 December 2014

MISSING AIRASIA QZ8501 PLANE - AirAsia flight from Indonesia to Singapore confirmed missing

AirAsia flight from Indonesia to Singapore confirmed missing

Published time: December 28, 2014 03:36
Edited time: December 28, 2014 04:28

AirAsia flight number QZ8501, bound from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, has lost contact with air traffic control, the airline has confirmed. The missing flight is an Airbus A320-200 with 155 people on board, Reuters reports.
The plane lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control on Sunday, Indonesian media said, citing Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa.

Mustofa said the contact was lost at 6:17 a.m. local time (23:17 GMT on Saturday), after the crew asked for an “unusual route.”

According to an unnamed Indonesian transport official, there are 155 passengers and crew aboard the plane.

The flight was due to land in Singapore at 8:30 a.m. local time (00:30 GMT) and was listed as “delayed.”
AirAsia has confirmed the plane has gone missing in a statement.
"At the present time we unfortunately have no further information regarding the status of the passengers and crew members on board, but we will keep all parties informed as more information becomes available," the company said.

It added that "search and rescue operations are in progress and AirAsia is cooperating fully and assisting the rescue service."
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said that services have been “activated” to help Indonesia search for the missing flight.
An Emergency Call Center with the number +622129850801 has been established for family and friends of those who may have been on board the flight.
Source: http://rt.com/news/218147-air-asia-flight-missing/

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