AirAsia Flight Loses Contact With Air Traffic Control After Reportedly Asking for “Unusual Route”
Bad news from Southeast Asia, where another passenger plane has suddenly gone missing.
An AirAsia flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, Indonesian media said, citing a transport ministry official.
Transport ministry official Hadi Mustofa said the aircraft, flight number QZ 8501, lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 6.17am local time. (2317 GMT).
The aricraft was said to be an Airbus 320-200 with 155 people on board.
He said the plane had asked for an unusual route before it lost contact.