AirAsia plane missing with 162 people on board

The Jakarta Post
Nurfika Osman and Dylan Amirio
December 28,2014

Missing plane: Two staff members of AirAsia Indonesia stand by at an information post at Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, on Sunday. AirAsia has opened information posts for the families of passengers and crew members aboard flight QZ8501 which lost contact with air traffic control while en route from Surabaya, East Java, to Singapore, on Sunday. (JP/AWO)
Missing plane: Two staff members of AirAsia Indonesia
stand by at an information post at Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, on Sunday. AirAsia has opened information posts for the families of passengers and crew members aboard flight QZ8501 which lost contact with air traffic control while en route from Surabaya, East Java, to Singapore, on Sunday. (JP/AWO)

Jakarta – Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore was reported missing on Sunday morning, Transportation Ministry official Hadi Mustofa said.

The aircraft with 155 people on board, including one British, one Malaysian, one Singaporean, and three Koreans, and seven crew members lost contact with air traffic control at around 6:17 a.m. local time.

The plane is reported to have requested an unusual route before it lost contact.

AirAsia Indonesia confirmed that contact had been lost with flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore and it said that it would fully cooperate with and assist rescue services.

“AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 7:24 this morning,” the airline company said as quoted by ABC News on Sunday.

AirAsia Indonesia added: “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 aircraft was an Airbus A320-200 with the registration number PK-AXC.

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