Sunday, December 28, 2014

AirAsia flight QZ 8501 went missing

An AirAsia Airbus plane which was supposed to land at Singapore Changi Airport from Indonesia was reported missing. Even till now 4pm S'pore time, there was no trace of the aircraft. A search and rescue operation was underway.

Indonesia AirAsia said there were 155 passengers and seven crew on board. It said 157 people on the flight were Indonesian, with three from South Korea and one each from Singapore and Malaysia.

The pilot had requested to go up to 38,000 feet from 32,000 feet due to bad weather. 
The captain of the flight had more than 6,000 flying hours. The co-pilot 2,200 flying hours.

QZ 8501 disappearance is reminiscence of MH 370 whereby the plane simply vanished without any distress signal from the cockpit.

Will update as more news comes in...........

Latest update:

It was reported from Surabaya that a family of a missing passenger received a BBM (blackberry Messenger) text from him that the AirAsia flight made an emergency landing in Belitung Timur and everyone is safe. This could not be confirmed by the authorities but it certainly gives a glimmer of hope.

Indonesian portal reports of plane crash in Belitung more


Anonymous said...

Why isn't it SQ with the 8 onboard?

I am SQ CC said...

Hey u anonymous up there it should be u & the 8 on that AirAsia flt and we all will have less hate comments here.

Snowy Beagle said...


It's one thing to vent, it's another to wish death on hundreds of unrelated people just to get at eight out of the hundreds.

I think you should draw a line - it's your blog.

Anonymous said...

BT's blog is to create a free platform for all to air their views and also more of whatever posts (positive or negative) will generate more hits and in turn attract revenue.

Anonymous said...

To 2nd post & snowy beagle:
you are not me... you do not know how those 8 harmed me & my family... if you were me, you will feel the same..

Detective said...

I think the person who is bitter was a former cabin crew. Must have been sacked due to report/evidences given to management on his/her wrongdoings. So now he/she wishes that an SIA flight and those 8 other cc whom were allegedly reponsible of the sacking would take the place of that AirAsia flight that went missing.

Anonymous said...

even if your hunch is correct, whats there to feel bitter over a waiter/ess job lor? LOL
Even if company dont sack, I sack them.
No love lost over a no future and low class job

Snowy Beagle said...

Back to anonymous:

The names of the victims have been posted

Including 16 children and 1 baby.

Just because the 8 hurt your family you want to wish the 168 to die?

The 168 includes 7 CC.

It could just have easily been you or your family being innocent victims on such a flight just because those 7 CC wronged someone else like you.

Remember that the next time you or your family take a flight.

Or a ferry like MV Sewol.

Or any trip anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Pls stop the hate. This world is sad enough. Not sure who are the 8 and what harm they did to ur family. But if you and your family still have one another, it is already something to be thankful for . Just move on and cherish the present.