Airbu Air Asia looses contact on its way to Singapore from Surabaya
Airbus Air Asia taking off from Surabaya at 05:20 is reported to have lost contact at 08:55 (Surabaya LT). Air Asia with flight no. QZ8501 was carrying 162 people on board—155 passengers, 2 pilots, 4 cabin crews, and 1 technician (156 Indonesians, 3 South Koreans, 1 Singaporean, 1 Malaysian, and 1 France or in terms of age, there are 161 adults and 1 baby.
The aircraft should have arrived in Singapore at 08:30 if nothing had intervened. The aircraft with Airbus Type A230-200 had the registration number PK-AXC.
A press conference was held at the airport to provide information for families or friends of the passengers on board.
Families of the passengers on board gathered at the airport to find out about the aircraft. Emergency Call Number has been made available for those who want to keep tracks of the aircraft status. The numbers to be contacted are +622129850801+622129850801.
There is no further news regarding the status of the aircraft at the present time (01:45 pm).
For this incident, Air Asia has stated its regret on Air Asia facebook.