Sunday, December 28, 2014

Fears grow for missing AirAsia flight carrying 162 people after it 'crashes off coast of Indonesia'... as desperate search and rescue mission is suspended due to bad weather and fading light

  • The AirAsia flight departed Indonesia early on Sunday morning 
  • It was scheduled to land at Singapore's Changi Airport on Sunday morning
  • The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation said that the plane had contacted Jakarta Air Traffic Control at 6.12am, and lost contact at 6.17am
  • There were 155 passengers on board, and seven airline crew
  • Nationalities of the passengers and crew include Singaporean, Malaysian, French, British, South Korean, and Indonesian 
  • Search and rescue operations are underway by Indonesian authorities
  • There are unconfirmed reports of a wreckage being spotted in the Java Sea, 100 miles away from where the planes was last tracked
  • Fishing boats and official vessels have been sent out by Indonesia's national search and rescue body from the closest port to where the plane was last tracked
Family and friends arrive at Surabaya airport to learn about their loved ones on-board the missing flight

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