Good God ANOTHER PLANE MISSING...AIRASIA

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Good God ANOTHER PLANE MISSING...AIRASIA

Post by catkins » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:37 am

http://news.sky.com/story/1398597/searc ... asia-plane

An AirAsia flight carrying 162 people from Indonesia to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic controllers.

Indonesian Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa said Flight QZ8501 stopped communicating with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 7.24am local time. One of those on board is a British national.

He said the plane had asked for an unusual route before contact was lost with Indonesia's Juanda International Airport in Surabaya.

The flight was expected to arrive in Singapore at 8.30am local time (12.30am UK time).

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An AirAsia statement said there are 155 passengers on board; 138 adults, 16 children and one infant. Also on board are two pilots and five crew members.

Most of those on board - 156 - are from Indonesia, with three from South Korea, and one each from France, Malaysia and Singapore, according to the airline.

Play video "Pilot Analyses QZ8501's Flight Path"

Video: Pilot Analyses QZ8501's Flight Path
However, the Foreign Office says one British national is on board, and their next of kin have been informed.

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

Pilot Rakam Singh told Sky News: "As you climb higher the temperature gets lower ... if you hit turbulence you've got more chance of stalling an aircraft if you hit this kind of weather."

He said the chances of carrying out a safe landing after that were low.

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A flight information signboard shows the status of AirAsia flight QZ 8501 from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore at Changi Airport in Singapore
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A statement on Malaysia based AirAsia's Facebook page said: "AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that Flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07.24hrs this morning.

"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."

The airline has set up an emergency call centre for family or friends of those who may have been on board the aircraft.

AirAsia co-founder and director Tony Fernandes, who is also chairman of QPR football club and founded UK-based F1 team Caterham, tweeted a short statement saying: "My only thoughts are with the passengers and my crew.

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"We put our hope in the SAR operation and thank the Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysian governments."

He added: "On my way to Surabaya where most of the passengers are from as with my Indonesian management. Providing information as we get it."

The incident comes at the end of a difficult year for Malaysia's airlines. National flag carrier Malaysia Airlines lost two aircraft this year.

Flight MH370 went missing on 8 March on a trip from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on board.

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Video: The Plane May Have Hit Bad Weather
On 17 July, Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

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Re: Good God ANOTHER PLANE MISSING...AIRASIA

Post by Truthiness2 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:22 am

:s_cry

I don't ever remember a time like this for air travel :s_sad

And during the anniversary of the Tsunami :s_cry
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Post by Carana » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:54 am

What a dreadful year. :s_sad
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Re: Good God ANOTHER PLANE MISSING...AIRASIA

Post by Cath » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:07 pm

Terrible news. My thoughts are with the people on board of that plane and their family & friends.

According to a Dutch newspaper they've stopped the search because it is dark now.
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Re: Good God ANOTHER PLANE MISSING...AIRASIA

Post by catkins » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:11 am

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Forty bodies have been recovered in the search for the missing AirAsia plane and a "shadow" has been spotted on the seabed.

The bodies - which were not wearing life jackets - have been brought on board a navy ship, said Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Director SB Supriyadi.

Local television broadcast pictures of the bodies floating in the sea.

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Search teams have been focussing on an area in the Java Sea

"The warship Bung Tomo has retrieved 40 bodies and the number is growing. They are very busy now," said a navy spokesman.

They were found in the Java Sea about six miles (10km) from where the plane last communicated with air traffic control.

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Search chief SB Supriyadi also said an air force Hercules had "found an object described as a shadow at the bottom of the sea in the form of a plane".

Objects spotted earlier, including items resembling a plane door and an emergency slide, have also been confirmed as part of the plane.

AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes said he was rushing to the scene and wrote on Twitter: "My heart is filled with sadness for all the families involved in QZ 8501.

"On behalf of AirAsia my condolences to all. Words cannot express how sorry I am."

The Airbus A320-200 disappeared from radar on Sunday morning, on its way from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore.

There were 162 people on board, including one British man, Hull-born Chi Man Choi, and his two-year-old daughter.

The aircraft's last request - to climb higher to avoid a storm - was turned down.

Minutes later it fell off the radar without giving any distress call.

Geoffrey Thomas, editor of AirlineRatings.com, told Sky News: "We have a radar plot which shows the plane actually climbing through 36,300ft - it wasn't given permission to do that.

"It also shows that its speed had decayed by 134mph and dropped dramatically to a level where it couldn't sustain flight."

Some 30 ships and 21 aircraft from South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and Indonesia have been involved in the search.

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Post by Truthiness2 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:32 am

Heart-breaking :insanity: :s_cry :s_cry
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Post by erngath » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:30 pm

Thoughts and prayers with his family. x

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Re: Good God ANOTHER PLANE MISSING...AIRASIA

Post by Hael » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:04 pm

catkins wrote:http://news.sky.com/story/1399627/bodie ... ane-search


Forty bodies have been recovered in the search for the missing AirAsia plane and a "shadow" has been spotted on the seabed.

The bodies - which were not wearing life jackets - have been brought on board a navy ship, said Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Director SB Supriyadi.

Local television broadcast pictures of the bodies floating in the sea.

AirAsia flight QZ8501
Search teams have been focussing on an area in the Java Sea

"The warship Bung Tomo has retrieved 40 bodies and the number is growing. They are very busy now," said a navy spokesman.

They were found in the Java Sea about six miles (10km) from where the plane last communicated with air traffic control.

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(FILES) This file photo dated 08 Februar
Gallery: History Of The Low-Cost Asian Airline
This undated photo shows an AirAsia stew
Photo taken on June 14, 2008 shows an Ai
Tony Fernandes (L), Chief Executive Offi
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(FILES) This file photo dated 08 Februar
Gallery: History Of The Low-Cost Asian Airline

Search chief SB Supriyadi also said an air force Hercules had "found an object described as a shadow at the bottom of the sea in the form of a plane".

Objects spotted earlier, including items resembling a plane door and an emergency slide, have also been confirmed as part of the plane.

AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes said he was rushing to the scene and wrote on Twitter: "My heart is filled with sadness for all the families involved in QZ 8501.

"On behalf of AirAsia my condolences to all. Words cannot express how sorry I am."

The Airbus A320-200 disappeared from radar on Sunday morning, on its way from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore.

There were 162 people on board, including one British man, Hull-born Chi Man Choi, and his two-year-old daughter.

The aircraft's last request - to climb higher to avoid a storm - was turned down.

Minutes later it fell off the radar without giving any distress call.

Geoffrey Thomas, editor of AirlineRatings.com, told Sky News: "We have a radar plot which shows the plane actually climbing through 36,300ft - it wasn't given permission to do that.

"It also shows that its speed had decayed by 134mph and dropped dramatically to a level where it couldn't sustain flight."

Some 30 ships and 21 aircraft from South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and Indonesia have been involved in the search.

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Not much comfort but at least their families and friends will get some closure.... :s_cry May the lost souls RIP.
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Re: Good God ANOTHER PLANE MISSING...AIRASIA

Post by Truthiness2 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:59 pm

:s_cry

Closure, as you say.

My heart really does go out to the families. :s_cry
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