Search for Missing AirAsia QZ 8501 Intensified



AirAsia has set up an Emergency Tel Line for Family or Friends of those who may be on Board QZ8501. The number is + 622 129 850 800 or + 622129850801

Air AsiaAnother AirAsia AirBus A320 Flight No QZ 8501 with 2 Pilots and 5 Cabin Crew and 155 Pax, Total 162 On Board Missing on 28 Dec 2014
Captain : Capt Iriyanto
Pilot Captain Iriyanto had 6000 Flying Hours
First Officer : Capt Remi Emmanual  
Pilot Captain Remi Emmanual had 3000 Flying Hours

Carrier : AirAsia AirBus A320 
Flight No : QZ 8501 
Pax  : 162
Missing Date : 28 Dec 2014
From : Surabaya in Indonesia 
To  :  Singapore

The Pilot Captain Iriyanto had 6100 flying hours under his belt, while his first officer had accrued 2275 Flying Hours.

KUALA LUMPUR: A massive search is underway for the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 which lost contact with the Jakarta Air traffic control tower at 5.170 AM Malaysian time.

Indonesian authorities have mobilised search and rescue operation near Belitung Island. It has deployed five ships and a surveillance Aircraft carrying 15 Indonesian Air Force personnel.

The Airbus 320-200 was carrying 162 people of whom 155 were passengers. It was travelling from Surabaya to Singapore.  There are emerging reports the plane may have been trying to avoid bad weather at the time it disappeared.

A leaked, and yet unconfirmed Air traffic control sheet, shared by Pilots on Airlines.Net, showed the A320 continuing to climb through 36,000 feet, but only registering a speed of 353 knots.

“Gives me that feeling of another AF 447 ... or something similar at least,’’ one Pilot suggested, referring to the ill-fated Air France Flight that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, killing 228 passengers.

The Pilot Captain Iriyanto had 6100 flying hours under his belt, while his first officer had accrued 2275 Flying Hours.

Hauntingly, one of the Flight attendants believed missing aboard AirAsia Flight QZ8501 posted a number of tweets about doomed Malaysia Airlines MH370 and MH17 earlier this year.
Oscar Desano is listed as a Flight attendant on board the AirAsia Flight which lost contact with Air control between Indonesia and Singapore on Sunday.
In a post to his Twitter account on Christmas eve, he wrote: “Merry Christmas to all my beautiful friends who celebrate it”
He wrote on July 17, following the downing of MH17 by a ground-to-Air missile: “I feel truly sorry for the loss of MH17 by Malaysia Airlines. It’s been 2 big catastrophic event for MAS in 1 year...











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