An Air Asia flight visiting from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore has been declared missing.
The plane, Flight QZ8501, had 162 people on board and was once scheduled to land in its destination at 8:30 a.m. native time on Sunday.
The airline has declared that it does now not have information on the status of the passengers and crew on board the Airbus A320-200 airplane.
“nowadays we sadly haven’t any further knowledge relating to the standing of the passengers and crew participants on board, but we will be able to preserve all parties knowledgeable as extra data becomes on hand,” the airline said on its facebook page.
The pilot of the flight, which left Surabaya at 5:20 a.m. had asked a ‘deviation’ from its flight plan as a result of bad weather, the BBC charges an reliable as announcing.
Of the 162 individuals on board the funds airline, a hundred and fifty five have been passengers including 138 adults, 16 children and one newborn.
Air Asia Indonesia is an affiliate of Air Asia Malaysia.
Malaysian aviation has suffered two air disasters in 2014 as one aircraft disappeared and another was once shot down over Ukraine.
Flight MH370 carrying 239 folks disappeared while travelling to Beijing in March, whereas Flight MH17 used to be shot down in July killing all 298 individuals on board.
Search and rescue for the Air Asia flight is ongoing.