Breaking News: AirAsia Flight 8501 Missing with 155 Passengers Aboard

December 28/Sunday.AirAsia has confirmed that one of their aircraft have been missing after it lost contact with air traffic controller this morning(7:00AM).

AirAsia statement said that flight QZ8501
from Surabaya to Singapore goes missing after taking off in Juanda International Airport.

The aircraft was an Airbus A320-200 with a reg number PK-AXC.There were 2 pilots, 4 flight attendants and 1 one flight engineer.

There were 155 passengers on boad with 138 adults,16 childrens and 1 infant.Also on board were 2 pilots and 5 cabin crew.

Nationalities of passengers on board are as follows:
1 french
1 malaysian
1 singaporean
2 south koreans
156 Indonesian

The said aircraft had undergone schedulled maintenance on 14 of November 2014 says the AirAsia report.

AirAsia has established an emergency call center where the family or relatives of passengers on board can contact to.:

At this time,search and rescue operations are being conducted with guidance of Indonesia aviation authority.

Photo via AirAsia.

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