Missing AirAsia Plane: What We Know So Far

Missing AirAsia Plane: What We Know So Far

A search is under way after an AirAsia plane went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore. Here’s what we know so far:

:: Flight QZ8501 took off from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya bound for Singapore at 5.35am local time.

:: At 7.24am the flight lost contact with air traffic controllers.

:: The flight was due to arrive in Singapore at 8.30am.

:: According to the air traffic control website Flight Radar, the aircraft was travelling at 32,000 feet over the Java Sea when contact was lost.

:: A request was made to deviate from the flight path due to poor weather conditions prior to contact being lost.

:: There are 155 passengers on the plane: 138 adults, 16 children and one infant.

:: Two pilots and five cabin crew are also on board.

:: The nationalities of those on the plane are: 156 Indonesians, three South Koreans, one French citizen, one Malaysian and one Singaporean.

:: The captain of the flight has logged a total of 6,100 flying hours. The first officer has logged 2,275 hours in the air.

:: The aircraft is an Airbus A320-200 which underwent its last scheduled maintenance on 16 November.

:: A search and rescue operation is under way led by the Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

:: AirAsia has set up a hotline for family members and friends of those on the plane: +62 212 985 0801.

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