Updates at 10:00 am on 30-12-2014: The SAR for the past 2 days have no positive result. It has been reported that the SAR has been expanded to a bigger area. Lets pray for the passengers, crew and their loved ones.
Updates at 11:50 pm on 28-12-2014: AirAsia flight from Penang to Langkawi did an air turn back after airborne for 10 minutes this evening. For more detail please read Free Malaysia Today/FMT. As at this hour, there was still no sign of the missing AirAsia plane. The SAR has been called off for today. It will resume tomorrow art 7 am.
Lets pray for the safety of the 155 passengers and crew of the AirAsia flight QZ8501, which has now been confirmed by AirAsia to have gone missing.
Please read below for Reuters report.
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 6:17 a.m local time. (2317 GMT).
The Airbus 320-200 had 155 passengers and crew on board, another Indonesian Transport official said.
Mustofa said the plane had asked for an unusual route before it lost contact.
The flight had been due in Singapore at 8:30 am Singapore time (0030 GMT).
The Singapore airport said on its website the status of the flight was “delayed”.
This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.