Monday, December 29, 2014

AirAsia's QZ8501 Goes Missing


 
On Sunday, AirAsia’s QZ8501, flying from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, lost contact with air traffic control at approximately 6:17 AM Indonesian time (07:17 AM Malaysian time) – about halfway through the flight and just after the pilot requested a change in course to avoid bad weather.
 
One hundred and fifty-five Indonesians are on board the plane, along with three people from South Korea, and one from Singapore, Malaysia, Britain, and France.
 
Indonesian officials have said the missing plane, an Airbus A320-200 made no distress call.
 
A major search operation is already underway.
 
Indonesia AirAsia is 49 percent owned by Malaysia-based budget carrier AirAsia, with local investors holding the rest. Indonesian laws disallow majority foreign ownership on domestic civil aviation operations.

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