Monday, December 29, 2014

Mabaki ya ndege iliyopotea yaonekana baharini

An AirAsia flight - which was an Airbus A320-200 with the registration number PK-AXC (pictured above) - that departed Surabaya early Sunday morning was meant to land at Changi Airport Indonesian Navy helicopters helped with the search of the Java Sea today before it was halted due to darknessMilitary personnel aboard Hercules aircraft, during a search operation from Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport, to the point where AirAsia flight lost its contact with Air Asia Surabaya-Singapore routeIndonesia Transport Ministry officials said the search had been suspended due to bad weather and visibilityWeeping relatives await news of the missing Air Asia plane at Juanda Airport in IndonesiaDistraught family members of passengers from the missing AirAsia flight try desperately to comfort each other at the crisis centre of Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, IndonesiaThe last communication between QZ8501's pilot and air traffic control was when he requested to increase his altitude due to bad weatherRelatives hold a picture of the Herumanto Tanus family as they wait for news from the missing AirAsia plane at Juanda Airport, in Surabaya, Indonesia
 Relatives of missing Air Asia QZ8501 passengers cry at Juanda International Airport in Indonesia as they wait for any news about their loved ones
An Indonesian official says objects have been spotted in the sea by a search plane hunting for the missing AirAsia jet.

Jakarta's Air Force base commander Rear Marshal Dwi Putranto said he was informed on Monday an Australian Orion aircraft had detected suspicious objects near Nangka island, about 160 kilometres south-west of Pangkalan Bun, near central Kalimantan.
AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes visited Juanda International Airport in Indonesia while the search was underway on Sunday
AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes visited Juanda International Airport in Indonesia while the search was underway on Sunday.
 Family and friends have gathered at Juanda Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia, to learn about their loved ones onboard the missing flight. AirAsia flight QZ8501 disappeared while en route to Indonesia on Sunday morning
'However, we cannot be sure whether it is part of the missing AirAsia plane,' Rear Marshall Putranto said.

'We are now moving in that direction, which is in cloudy conditions.' 

An Indonesian helicopter saw two oily spots in the search area Monday afternoon, and an Australian search plane spotted objects hundreds of miles away.
 Two members from the Indonesian Navy's Tactical Commanding Operator  help with the search for the flight
The flight went missing at 6.17am local time on Sunday while travelling from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board, speculation on what may have happened points to weather, speed and an older radar system. 

AirAsia confirmed there were 155 passengers on board - including 138 adults, 16 children and one infant - and also stated there were two pilots, four flight attendants and one engineer on board.

Nationalities of passengers and crew onboard are one Singaporean, one Malaysian, one British, one French, three South Koreans and 155 Indonesians.

Daily Mail

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