Air Asia QZ8501: Missing flight 'crashed' in East Pacific Islands

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  1. rajkumar singh

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    Contact Lost With AirAsia Flight To Singapore

    Contact Lost With AirAsia Flight To Singapore

    An AirAsia flight from Indonesia to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic controllers, according to local media.

    Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa said the aircraft, flight number QZ 8501, lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 6.17 am local time.

    He said the plane had asked for an unusual route before it lost contact.

    An Indonesian transport official confirmed the plane was an Airbus 320-200 and that 162 passengers and crew were on board.

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    Contact Lost With AirAsia Flight To Singapore
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    Re: Contact Lost With AirAsia Flight To Singapore

    Where did it lose contact with the ATC?
     
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    Air Asia QZ8501: Missing flight 'crashed' in East Pacific Islands as authorities checking reports

    Really bad year for civil aviation. Sad news to end year with.
     
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    2014 was maanhooos year for Malaysian aviation
     
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    Meanwhile in the offices of Western News agencies.

    God-damn Putin again. :tsk:

    I think we can blame Putin because just like the MH17 there is no evidence to point to Putin. So Putin can be blamed for this, as per the recent fad.

    Headlines could be "Putin's turbulence killed my daughter", or "Putin's engines kill innocents". You know the drill.
     
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    You saved @jouni and @asianobserve a lot of trouble by saying what they were going to say anyway. :)
     
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    AirAsia QZ8501: Search to resume for missing flight after anxious relatives spend night in crisis centre - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

     
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    I do not think it is Putin. Maybe same people who were behind bali bombings decade ago. Two in a year is no co incidence.Some new kind of terrorism.
     
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    You'd think someone would claim credit by now.
     
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    It is actually more effective when you do not claim, US got nobody to bomb.
     
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    If nobody claims, then they have nobody to fear. No reason to feel terrorized. It's just an accident.
     
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    Re: Contact Lost With AirAsia Flight To Singapore

    WHAT WE KNOW

    Flight QZ 8501 from Surabaya to Singapore
    155 passengers - 138 adults, 16 children and 1 infant
    7 crew members - 2 pilots and 5 cabin crew
    Airbus A320-200, registration number PK-AXC
    Last scheduled maintenance on 16 November 2014
    Departed Surabaya at 5.35am local time
    Lost contact with air traffic control at 7:24am local time
    Captain had 20,537 flying hours - 6,100 with the A320; first officer had 2,275 flying hours
    Pilot had asked for permission to fly higher to avoid clouds shortly before the plane disappeared
    Plane was last seen between the Indonesian island of Belitung, and Pontianak in Borneo.
    Bad weather was present over Belitung at the time.
    Search and rescue operations are being conducted under the guidance of The Indonesia of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
    Nationalities of passengers:

    1 - Singapore
    1 - Malaysia
    3 - South Korea
    1 - United Kingdom
    149 - Indonesia
    Nationalities of crew:

    Emergency Call Centre: +622129850801

    Family Members Hotline:

    Malaysia: +60 3 21795959
    Indonesia: +62 2129270811
    Singapore: +65 63077688
    Korea: 007 98142069940
    [live] AirAsia flight QZ 8501 - latest updates
    [live] AirAsia flight QZ 8501 - latest updates
     
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    A totally uncalled for sarcasm. This unfortunate tragedy brings another blow to our badly shaken airline industry this year. RIP to the victims of Flight QZ8501.
     
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    Re: Contact Lost With AirAsia Flight To Singapore

    We are dependent at the moment on reports from teh Indonesian government. The latest of which is on unverified sightings of debris on water.
     
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    Flight QZ8501 is most likely weather related crash. MH370 is more puzzling, but I think it crashed in the Indian Ocean. OF the two the Flight QZ8501 could be the easier case to solve.

    BTW, Air Asia is the company established by Tony Fernandes. It is the biggest budget airlines in Asia.
     
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    Missing AirAsia flight: Debris from plane, sighting of bodies reported - Nation | The Star Online
     
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    Missing AirAsia flight: More than 40 bodies retrieved, says Indonesian navy - Nation | The Star Online
     
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    AirAsia QZ8501: Crash probe to focus on request to climb, weather - Nation | The Star Online
     

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