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Qatara340
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:19 am

Air Asia flight from Surabaya to Singapore missing!

Source: ReutersIndia and multiple news sources

[Edited 2014-12-27 19:22:56]
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:22 am

Anyone have the flight number or Type?
 
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:23 am

QZ 8501 A320

Aircraft is PK-AXC. Lost contact after waypoint TAVIP at FL320.

155 passengers + 6 crew onboard.

Source: Mandala499 and FR24.

Link in Indonesian: http://www.tempo.co/read/news/2014/1...359/Pesawat-AirAsia-Hilang-Kontak?

[Edited 2014-12-27 19:24:33]

[Edited 2014-12-27 19:26:03]
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:26 am

Is there anything in English?
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:27 am

I am not seeing anything on google. The flight is not pulling up for me on flightaware.
 
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:28 am

Twitter feed:
http://twitter.com/GerryS

[Edited 2014-12-27 19:29:17]

CNBC http://www.cnbc.com/id/102297363


[Edited 2014-12-27 19:30:45]
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:30 am

Several hours overdue
 
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:31 am

Reuters text:
An AirAsia flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, Indonesian media said, citing a Transport Ministry official.

Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa said the aircraft, flight number QZ8501, lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 6:17 a.m local time. (2317 GMT).

He said the plane had asked for an unusual route before it lost contact.
 
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:31 am

Indonesian Search And Rescue has given statement below (in Indonesian, use translate feature for English) of report of Lost Contact near Belitung

http://www.basarnas.go.id/index.php/...aya-jakarta-mengalami-lost-contact

[Edited 2014-12-27 19:33:45]
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:31 am

I hope everyone on the flight is safe!!
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:32 am

BBC states the aircraft filed for a "weird" route. Last contact was over the Java Sea.
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:32 am

I had also seen a statement requested flight change due to severe turbulence.
 
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:32 am

Straits times reporting it was due to land about three hours ago in Singapore
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:33 am

Quoting kanban (Reply 7):
He said the plane had asked for an unusual route before it lost contact.

@GerryS 14m
#QZ8501 reported last contacted near RAFIS request descend due to turbulence before lost contact.
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:36 am

Oh no.. Please no..

Praying that everything turns out well.   
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:40 am

Sky is reporting it now.

PK-AXC was delivered in October 2008, LN 3648.


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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:45 am

Oh no! Prayers for all those aboard.

 
 
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:47 am

Aw dear! Poor people
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:48 am

It is very early and I am not seeing straight, but how is a request to avoid turbulence an unusual request?
 
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:50 am

Air Asia Indonesia has posted an update:

www.facebook.com/notes/airasia/news-...ia-flight-qz8501/10152667738358742

Quote:
AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24hrs this morning.

At the present time we unfortunately have no further information regarding the status of the passengers and crew members on board, but we will keep all parties informed as more information becomes available.

The aircraft was an Airbus A320-200 with the registration number PK-AXC.

At this time, search and rescue operations are in progress and AirAsia is cooperating fully and assisting the rescue service.


AirAsia has established an Emergency Call Centre that is available for family or friends of those who may have been on board the aircraft. The number is: +622129850801.

AirAsia will release further information as soon as it becomes available. Updated information will also be posted on the AirAsia website, www.airasia.com.
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:50 am

keeping the people of Air Asia in my thoughts and hoping for a positive outcome for all onboard.
 
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:51 am

Reports of 155 onboard seem to NOT include crew. 162 if crew included.
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:53 am

I pray to the Almighty Allah that the passengers and crew are safe.
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:53 am

Jeez... After years of relatively safe travel, potentially a third major airline 100% fatality accident in 9 months...

However small the chance is, I hope that this flight was able to put down somewhere and passengers survived...
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:54 am

While it is now apparent that something bad has probably happened, we can still have hope at this point for survivors.
 
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:55 am

Sounds bad...  

I was on Air Asia A320 last Wednesday, really like the airline.
 
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:55 am

Wondering how is the en-route weather, or weather have to do with this ?
 
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Quoting Miami (Reply 23):
Reports of 155 onboard seem to NOT include crew. 162 if crew included.

I believe its 155 pax, 2 flight deck and 4 cabin crew.
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This ain't good. I hope it turns up.
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:57 am

Quoting sq_ek_freak (Reply 29):
I believe its 155 pax, 2 flight deck and 4 cabin crew.

1 technician onboard as well, according to reports.
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:57 am

I'm receiving more info :

-Airbus A320
-161 onboard
-138 adults
-16 children
-7 crew
-From SUB - SIN
-Lost contact over Indonesian air
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Prayers for all on board.
 
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Quoting Miami (Reply 32):
-Lost contact over Indonesian air

confirmed that waypoint TAVIP was the last known location.
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Miami, thanks for the breakdown of people onboard.
 
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:02 am

CNN is now breaking the news...

http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/27/world/...a/airasia-missing-plane/index.html

Edit to add CNN link

[Edited 2014-12-27 20:03:43]
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:03 am

apparently the plane asked for an unusual route to ATC before disapearing.
 
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:04 am

Last seen on radar:
Quoting Ammad (Reply 28):
Wondering how is the en-route weather, or weather have to do with this ?

Turbulence forecast shows air was really rough around the Singapore and Indonesia area.


[Edited 2014-12-27 20:05:20]
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:05 am

Unfortunate news. We all know what the outcome likely is at this point, so thoughts with the airline and the family to make it through the trying times ahead.
 
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BBC News link:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30614627


Hope all turns out good  
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:10 am

That FR24 path MIGHT be misleading as the area north of the route is out of FR24s coverage area, been following MI 175 which seems to be using a similar route at FL320 and there's no coverage shortly after the same area QZ8501 was last tracked by FR24.
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:12 am

Where exactly are RAFIS and TAVIP? We can see if the FR24 loss of data is in that vicinity or not.
 
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:12 am

I am hoping that everyone is OK and my thoughts are with the pax, the crew and their families.

The e/q was relatively new, so I imagine the turbulence must have been very bad if it destroyed the a portion of the plane. Does anyone have any idea how much force there has to be to pierce the skin?

My brother read my a push notification saying that the flight had been declared missing.

Also, two questions.
1) Is Air Asia X part of AirAsia?
2) Does anyone believe that the cause if more than extraordinary bad turbulence?

[Edited 2014-12-27 20:13:53]
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Quoting laxboeingman (Reply 44):

yes. air asia x is apart of the Air Asia group.
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Quoting laxboeingman (Reply 44):
Is Aire Asia X part of AirAsia?

Yes.

AirAsia:

Operates flights that are inside 4 hours flight time. AirAsia utilises aircraft with single class cabin and seating configuration. AirAsia operates Airbus A320 which has a seating capacity of 180 passengers.

AirAsiaX:

Operates flights that has more than 4 hours flying time, which is also termed as long haul flights. AirAsiaX utilises aircraft with single class cabin but with premium and economy class seating. AirAsiaX operates Airbus A330 which has a seating capacity of 377 passengers.
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:15 am

http://www.accuweather.com/en/id/national/satellite

looks like the actual weather is very nasty.


I wonder why they flew out in to the ocean, where the storms are located, when it looks as if flying over the center of java and sumatra would have been much clearer (even if they flew on the windward side of the islands.)
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Quoting ouboy79 (Reply 40):

Unfortunate news. We all know what the outcome likely is at this point, so thoughts with the airline and the family to make it through the trying times ahead.

yes, this was also my first thought as getting flash messages from local news agency's here.

Very bad news just before New Year!
 
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Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:19 am

Quoting qf29 (Reply 45):

Quoting Miami (Reply 46):


Thank you.

Quoting web500sjc (Reply 47):
looks like the actual weather is very nasty.

Based on the radar, it seems like they could not have missed the systems no matter where they flew. I imagine that they thought they could get out of the worst of it by flying into the ocean. It seems like one of the worst cells was over land.

If the plane crashed in the water, would the S&R teams be able to get to the wreckage in the current whether? If it went down, would it have gone in the waters North, Northwest of Indonesia?
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