Sponsored
Sponsored Links

BREAKING NEWS: AirAsia With 162 People On Board Reportedly Missing

by

image

Here’s what we gathered on Twitter so far:
Airbus A320 162 onboard, including one
Singaporean, one British, one Malaysian, three
Koreans and 149 Indonesians. Lost contact over
Indonesian Airspace Officials say flight had
askedfor an unusual route before it lost contact.
Flight on route to Singapore from Surabaya
Indonesia.
The flight lost contact with air traffic control, at
6:17 a.m local time. (2317 GMT).
Air Asia officially confirmedthat QZ8501 from
Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact at
07:24hrs this morning.
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.
[Update 11:30am by CAAS] The Civil Aviation
Authority of Singapore released a
statementconfirming that the Aircraft, scheduled
to arrive at 0830 hours local time lost contact at
0724 hours local time today, more than 200nm
southeast of the Singapore-Jakarta FIR
boundary.
Search and rescue operations are in effect by
Indonesian authorities from the Pangkal Pinang
Search and Rescue office as well as Singapore
Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC). The Civil
Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and
Changi Airport Group (CAG) Crisis Management
Centres have already been activated.
The Civil Aviation Authority also reported that
all necessary facilities and support have been
set up for relatives and friends at the Changi
Airport Terminal 2 (Level 3).
In the meantime, Air Asia has changed their red
and white logo in their Facebook profile image
to a grey logo
[Update 12:50pm] Fligthradar24 tweeted that
the missing airbus A320-200 was flying at a
height of 32,000 feet over Java Sea when ADS-B
signal was lost.
[Update 1:00pm] Kamenhub releases the full list
of passengers on QZ8501 here.
The list reveals that a total of 155 passengers
onboard with 23 no shows along with all the
names of the passengers. The passengers
include 1 infant, 16 children and 138 adults.
This is a developing story. More to come.

No tags 0

No Comments Yet.

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: