AirAsia QZ 850: Debris Is From ‘Plane’, Civil Aviation Chief

30 12 2014

(THE STAR) – JAKARTA: Debris spotted Tuesday during an aerial search for missing Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 is from the missing plane, Indonesia’s director general of civil aviation told AFP.

“For the time being it can be confirmed that it’s the AirAsia plane and the transport minister will depart soon to Pangkalan Bun,” Djoko Murjatmodjo said.

An air force official also reported the sighting of a suspected body, life vest, luggage and plane debris off the coast of Kalimantan, said Reuters.

Photo credit to Berita Harian

Photo credit to Berita Harian

Photo credit to Berita Harian

Photo credit to Berita Harian

Photo credit to Berita Harian

Photo credit to Berita Harian





AirAsia Confirms Losing Contact Of Flight QZ8501 From Surabaya

28 12 2014

AirAsia flight QZ 8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control this morning.

[News Update] AIRASIA INDONESIA FLIGHT QZ8501

AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24hrs this morning.

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.

At this time, 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.








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