UPDATE: Air Asia releases information of passengers, crew; plane still missing

AirAsia Indonesia has released information about the 162 passengers and crew on board Flight QZ8501, whicc lost contact with the air traffic control on Sunday.

The Malaysia-based budget airline said in a statement that there were two pilots; four flight attendants and one engineer on board the Airbus A320-200 aircraft with the registration number of PK-AXC.

“The captain in command had a total of 6,100 flying hours and the first officer a total of 2,275 flying hours,’’ it added.

According to to the statement, 155 passengers, including 138 adults, 16 children and one infant, were aboard.

It said that the passengers and crew members included one Singaporean, one Malaysian, one French, three South Koreans, and 156 Indonesians.

Report says search and rescue operations were being conducted under the guidance of the Indonesia Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

“The aircraft, which was flying from Indonesia’s Surabaya to Singapore, was requesting deviation due to enroute weather.

“However, communication with the aircraft was lost while it was still under the control of the Indonesian Air Traffic Control (ATC.

“The plane had undergone its last scheduled maintenance on November 16,’’ it noted.

Meanwhile, Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, said the Malaysian government would assist Air Asia to help find the missing passenger plane.

“I have not received much information at this time and I can only confirm that the plane is missing.

“The government will help AirAsia to find the missing plane,’’ Mr. Razak told journalists in Lipis, Pahang.

Read our earlier report here

(Xinhua/NAN)


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  • Okey

    While my heart and prayers go out for the families of the crew and passengers of this ill-fated aircraft, I find one curious link missing in the whole scenario: the opposition political party in Nigeria and their Nigerian controlled media have, up till this hour, failed to link Jonathan with the incident. Why ? One, ordinarily should think that by now Jonathan should have been linked with this missing aircraft, as I believe from the oppsition angle, Jonathan must be involved with the incident.

    • conscience

      You are a complete disgrace and disappointment to the whole humanity.

    • Awarawa

      Lol! So, is their own type of politics. Incidentally, the Indonisia opposition has not asked their president to resign out of cluelessness on how to locate the missing plane…

    • amazing2012

      Instead to show your remorse mind by symphatizing with the families of the victims, you are playing politics with the deaths ?why it is linked is Perhaps APC are honest. Let me ask you who killed Gen Azazi in air crash ?

      • Okey

        If you say I didn’t show remorse by commiserating with deceased and the family, you are blind. You are the one that mentioned APC here, not me. Perhaps there are many things you know about their methods which some of us do not know. Otherwise, why bring in APC here ?

        • amazing2012

          Check my previous comments !

          • Okey

            So, you can’t even sum up your language. Does it yield any meaning different from its summation. Chei, our school system !

            Anyway, that’s why a Primary and Secondary School drop-out wants to be our president at all cost, with the only credential of “fanatics as supporters.”

          • amazing2012

            Exactly why someone with Phd cannot coordinate the affairs of the nation. Exactly why a wife of a PhD president cannot speak good english though she is a permanent secretary in government establishment. Exactly why people like you respect papers than quality. Unlike reasonable society where performance count !

          • Okey

            He has not executed 3 young Nigerians with the application of a penalty not applicable to the offence they committed; he has not incited political thugs to kill 12 innocent youth corpers; he has not asked any Christians not to vote any Muslim; he has not insisted for the practice of the Hebrew law all over Nigeria.

            On the contrary, he has done and dualised Kano-Maiduguri Road, Abuja -Lokoja Road, Benin-Lagos Road. Lagos – Ibadan express road with 6 lanes is ongoing. Rail transport from Lagos to Kano restored. Rail Transport from Port Harcourt to the North restored. If it is what “lack of coordination” entails, I prefer it. But if wish you that your life be fated with all that are in first paragraph, the hallmark of your messiah, would be offended ?

          • amazing2012

            He has Henry Okah to plant first October bomb.
            He has killed Gen. Azazi in helicopter crash.
            He has been supplying Boko boys with arms using helicopter which they use o kill innocent people both christians, Muslims and pagans.
            He has supplies Boko boys with hundreds of Hilux vehicles and fuel same.
            He sentenced our solders to death those who refused to die at the hand of his BOKO boys. So what else do you talk about !
            Christians are hypocrites just like Judas ! What are you using to vote him in ? Of course religion campaign of hate. Yes he is not using Hebrewto rule because Christianity has no moral law. If there is please lists them, you will find Jonathan and you, are the first victims.
            All the contracts you cite as an example were sign during Yaradua time. For instance: Abuja-Lokoja road, Kano-Maiduguri road, Lagos-Ibadan express way and rail ways were signed and started years ago during Yaradua era. I can only give him credits because he is part of Yaradua administration.

          • Okey

            and lastly, was responsible for your wife’s pregnancy

          • amazing2012

            It seem you are angry ! Hahahaha are you out of lies to support failure ?

          • Okey

            Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha ! I really forgot the main “last,” the malaria bouts you are suffering now was from a vector from Jonathan.

          • amazing2012

            Is the whole Nigeria that is affected with Jonathan( malaria).

          • amazing2012

            Have you watch father nmbaka’s truth massage on Jonathan ? Go and watch now !

          • Okey

            Have you watched his “truth” message against Ngige ? What was the outcome in the end ? Obviously, you are hard of hearing.

          • Okey

            I said I was in his church in 2011 when Ejike Mbaka “prophesied” that Ngige will lose to Akunyili !

          • amazing2012

            No it was said last few days in end of the year service. But assume it was last hundred years, are you saying unchangeable God has change his words spoken through a man of God ?