Air Asia Flight QZ8501 remains missing hours after it lost radio contact with Jakarta Air Traffic Control (ATC) Sunday, 28th December 2014. The aircraft, an Airbus 320-200 had 155 passengers on board.
According to reports, the plane lost contact with Jakarta ATC at 6:18 a.m. Surabaya time shortly after its pilots requested a deviation from its flight plan reportedly to avoid bad weather. Satellite weather data confirm stormy weather in the area at the time the aircraft lost contact.
In a Twitter post, AirAsia Indonesia reported QZ8501 had “lost contact” with Jakarta ATC at about 7:24 a.m. (Indonesia). However, other reports put the actual time radio contact was lost at 6:17 a.m. (Indonesia) and disappearance from radar a minute later at 6:18 a.m. Indonesian authorities then declared the plane officially missing at 7:55 a.m.
As of this writing, the search operations had reportedly been temporarily called off due to poor visibility and bad weather.
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7 Replies to “AirAsia #QZ8501 en route from Surabaya to Singapore missing along with 155 passengers”
There are over 50,000 satellites covering the earth, and some of them are bound to be used specifically for the tracking of planes. If it is missing, they are claiming ignorance. If it is shot down, they are claiming ignorance.
More missing planes, more stupid conspiracy theories will pop up. For me it’s just… abangan!
There is a so-called: “Devil’s Triangle” in that Pacific area. Like the “Bermuda Triangle” in the Caribbean. Ships, planes, and other transports disappeared there without a trace, in that Bermuda Triangle.
Most has not been found; others survived. Telling tales; there are weird happenings in that Bermuda Triangle. Airplanes instruments, like : gyroscopes, compass, etc…do not work. Also, electronic communications do not work also. And there is a :”vortex of cloud” that makes you lost your sense of time and space…
Are we really alone on this Planet Earth? Or some advanced Beings looking for our development…
Well, if there are aliens… They made the right choice in abducting people in Southeast Asia.
Considering its overpopulated.
Wow, how considerate of you.
Another deliberate (improvised) terrorist attack on a plane, just like Malaysian Airlines planes?
Or just another case of deliberate business incompetence and cost-cutting?
@ D for, who knows, maybe both? with the West’s big boys getting bad raps and the Fail-ippines air-lines famously cutting corners and not caring about whether or not one of their planes goes down, it provides a perfect cover for an intelligence agency to send another country or intelligence agency a message while the rest of the world feels rightuos,but remains clueless,when it blames the airlines.
after being on more than a few Cebu-Pacific flights and getting off the plane and hearing the clanking of the engines as they idle down.it was apparent to me that the engines main bearing that turns the turbine blades days were numbered and had seen much better days.”YIKES!I was on that plane, OMG!”.