September 25, 2017

BREAKING–AirAsia flight QZ8501 Bound for Singapore is Lost

AirAsiaIndonesia air traffic control lost contact with AirAsia flight QZ8501 bound for Singapore from the Indonesian city of Surabaya was lost on Sunday morning.

Passengers on board the Airbus A380-200 include 130 adults, 24 children and one infant. It departed at 5:20 (WIB) on Sunday, according to Indonesia media reports.

The aircraft reportedly lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control at 6:17am local time, while it was flying over Kalimantan island.

Trikora Hardjo, the general manager of Indonesia’s Airport Company, Angkasa Pura II, said that they are still waiting for more information.

According to Flightradar, the status of the flight QZ8501, which left Juanda International airport in Surabaya at 5:35am and was scheduled to arrive in Singapore at 8:30am, was “unknown.”

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