AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing

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AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing

AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing

(Jakarta) – An AirAsia plane with 162 people on board went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore, officials and the airline said, in the third major incident to affect a Malaysian carrier this year.
“The AirAsia flight flying from Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with Jakarta at 7:55 am (local time),” Indonesian transport ministry spokesman J.A. Barata told.
The Airbus A320-200 left Juanda international airport in Surabaya in east Java at 5:20 am and was expected to arrive in Singapore at 8:30 am (0030 GMT).
Indonesia´s air transportation director general Djoko Murjatmodjo told the plane was carrying seven crew and 155 passengers, 138 adults, 16 children and a baby, updating earlier figures.
(Courtesy WAM)

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