AirAsia Flight QZ8501 bound for Singapore lost contact with Indonesian air traffic

Just before 2014 closes, another plane disappearance took place this time with budget carrier AirAsia Flight 8501.

Flight QZ 8501 is supposedly bound for Singapore from the Indonesian city of Surabay when it lost contact with air traffic control at 7:24 a.m. Sunday.

In a statement sent to the press, AirAsia Indonesia said that they "unfortunately have no further information regarding the status of the passengers and crew members on board, but we will keep all parties informed as more information becomes available."

The plane was an Airbus A320-200 with 162 people aboard - seven crew and 155 passengers. According to Indonesia's Transport Ministry, there are one Singaporean, one British, one Malaysian, three Koreans and 149 Indonesians aboard the missing plane.

This adds up to the previously reported aircraft-related incidents that involved two Malaysia Airlines aircrafts - Flight MH370 that went missing on March 8 supposedly flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and Flight MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine.
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