http://rt.com/news/218155-missing-airasia-flight-updates/ Sunday Dec 28th Update: 12:52 GMT: What we know of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501:
- The plane was on its way from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, when it lost contact with air traffic control early on Sunday morning
- It went missing near Indonesian Belitung Island in the Java Sea
- Before disappearing from radars, the plane requested deviation due to bad weather. The aircraft was flying at 32,000 feet and had asked to go to 38,000 feet
UPDATE: Airplane wreckage reportedly found east of #BelitungIsland in #Indonesia. There is no confirmation from #AirAsia as of yet.
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KUALA LUMPUR: An aircraft has reportedly crashed off the east coast of Sumatera, in the waters of East Belitung.
This report came after authorities confirmed that AirAsia Flight QZ8501 went missing earlier today.
An Indonesian news portal Bangka Pos had quoted an official from H.A.S Hanandjoeddin Tanjungpandan Airport in Indonesia, Suparno, said the exact location of the crash site has not been identified.
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UPDATE 12:27 a.m.: Airplane wreckage reportedly found east of Belitung Island, CCTVNews reported; no confirmation yet that it’s the missing AirAsia jet:
Updates from The Sunday Times:
We are coordinating with rescue team and looking for its position. We believe it is somewhere between Tanjung Pandan, a town on Belitung island, and Kalimantan," AFP quoted Indonesia's air transportation director-general Djoko Murjatmodjo as saying.