AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Indonesia to Singapore missing

29 Dec 2014 06:34:13

bbc.com

An AirAsia airliner flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board has lost contact with air traffic control.


Flight QZ8501, an Airbus plane, went missing at 07:24 (23:24 GMT), Malaysia-based AirAsia tweeted.


Indonesian military planes are searching an area of the Java Sea.


AirAsia, a budget airline, has never lost a plane, but Malaysia's national carrier Malaysia Airlines has suffered two this year - flights MH370 and MH17.


Read full story: bbc.com

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