Another Flight has gone missing few days to the new year
God help us Image of the Airbus before flight
AirAsia Indonesia airliner flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board
has gone missing.
The plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared midway into the flight of more than two hours from the city of Surabaya. No distress call was made.
Bad weather was reported in the area, and an air search operation has now been suspended for the night.
Planes from Indonesia and Singapore had been scouring an area of sea between Kalimantan (Borneo) and Java. Some boats were reported to be continuing to search as night fell.The AirAsia flight QZ8501 departed Indonesia early on Sunday morning
It was scheduled to land at Singapore's Changi Airport on Sunday morning
Pilot contacted Jakarta Air Traffic Control at 6.12am - lost contact at 6.17am
There were a total of 155 passengers on board and seven crew members
Nationalities of the passengers and crew include one Singaporean, one Malaysian, one French, one British, three South Korean and 155 Indonesian
Search and rescue operations now halted until tomorrow due to darkness
Unconfirmed reports of wreckage in Java Sea, 100 miles from last sighting
British national named as Chi Man Choi, who was travelling with daughter
Family and friends have gathered at Juanda Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia, to learn about their loved ones onboard the missing flight. AirAsia flight QZ8501 disappeared while en route to Indonesia on Sunday morning
The Airbus A320 lost contact with air traffic control as it flew over Indonesia at about 6.16am local timePlease share this News using the Share / Tweet button below