Sunday, December 28, 2014

Flight From Indonesia to Singapore Loses Contact

An AirAsia flight with 162 passengers and crew on board has lost contact with air traffic control.

The flight by the low-cost airline had left the Indonesian city of Surabaya heading to Singapore when it disappeared at 7:24 a.m. Sunday, local time - 42 minutes into its flight.

Officials say the pilot had request a "deviation" from its flight plan to avoid bad weather.

An updated airline statement says the Airbus A320-200 had 157 Indonesian passengers and crew onboard, along with three South Koreans and one person each from Singapore and Malaysia. The crew of seven were all Indonesians.

The airline says search and rescue operations are under way and the company is assisting the rescue service.
 http://www.voanews.com/content/asia-missing-plane/2576242.html
28/12/14
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6 comments:

  1. Indonesia ground services lost contact with AirAsia plane ...

    Indonesia’s ground services have lost contact with the Airbus 320-200 plane of the Malaysian low coster Air Asia which was on its way from Indonesia’s second largest city of Surabaya to Singapore.

    Indonesia Metro TV channel reported that the air traffic controller had lost contact with the crew at 07:10 local time (01:10 Moscow time).

    There were 162 people onboard.

    The plane (flight QZ 8501) was supposed to have landed at Changi airport in Singapore at 08:30 local time,
    http://itar-tass.com/en/world/769631
    28/12/14

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  2. A search and rescue operation was underway on Sunday for AirAsia flight QZ8501 which went missing from Indonesia to Singapore with between 155 and 162 people on board, officials at the airline said...

    Singapore civil aviation authority said its services were "activated" to help Indonesia search for missing flight, which was carrying six crew and 155 passengers -- 138 adults, 16 children and a baby, Transport Ministry spokesman J.A. Barata told Agence France-Presse.

    Search and rescue operations have been activated by the Indonesian authorities," Singapore aviation authority said in a statement, adding that the Singapore air force and the navy also were activated with two C-130 planes..................http://www.ellanodikhs.net/2014/12/search-operation-begins-for-missing.html

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  3. Malaysia's Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai is expected to soon hold a news conference on the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport...

    Indonesia TV reported that the lost AirAsia flight QZ8501 had 149 Indonesians, 3 Koreans, 1 Singaporean, 1 Briton and 1 Malaysian on board.

    Flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore had lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 this morning. It had been due in Singapore at 8:30 a.m. Singapore time (0030 GMT).

    Meanwhile, search and rescue operations are in progress and AirAsia is cooperating fully and assisting the rescue service.

    AirAsia has established an Emergency Call Centre that is available for family or friends of those who may have been on board the aircraft. The number is: +622129850801. AirAsia will release further information as soon as it becomes available. Updated information will also be posted on the AirAsia website, www.airasia.com.
    http://www.china.org.cn/world/2014-12/28/content_34426228.htm

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  4. The Republic of Singapore Air Force has placed two C-130 aircraft on standby to assist in the search and rescue operation. "The Singapore Armed Forces stands ready to commit more assets if required for the operation," the Defence Ministry added................http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/liveblog-airasia-qz8501/1553132.html

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  5. 07:00 GMT:

    No distress signal had been sent from the missing plane, said Joko Muryo Atmodjo, air transportation director at the Indonesian Transport Ministry, according to Reuters.

    06:50 GMT:

    The missing plane’s captain, who goes by only one name, Iriyanto, usual for Indonesians, had a total of 6,100 flying hours, AirAsia says. The first officer had logged 2,275 flying hours.......................http://rt.com/news/218155-missing-airasia-flight-updates/

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  6. AirAsia QZ8501: Indonesia plane search resumes ...

    The search continues for AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501, a day after it went missing with 162 people on board.

    "Based on our coordinate estimation, initial estimation is [the plane is] in the water," said Bambang Soelistyo, head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency, speaking in Jakarta.

    However, no evidence has so far been found of the plane's whereabouts.

    Officials in Surabaya, from where the plane took off, said search teams were only just reaching the area.

    The Airbus A320-200 disappeared over the Java Sea early on Sunday on a flight to Singapore.

    The pilots had requested a course change due to bad weather but did not send any distress call before the plane disappeared from radar screens...............http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30620647
    29/12/14

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