Air Asia flight loses contact after ‘asking for unusual route’

An AirAsia flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control shortly after asking for an unusual route.

Transport officials said the aircraft, flight number QZ 8501, lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 6.17 a.m local time (11.17pm GMT).

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AirAsia is a Malaysian carrier, which may not be worrying news…

  • Porky17

    Malaysian pilot, by any chance?

  • Canadian

    How many do they need?

  • Clink9

    Is this a ploy to pump up CNN’s ratings?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    RT is reporting that wreckage has been sighted.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Can’t trust any of those people with modern, post-1865 Technology….

  • ontario john

    All the goats must have moved to one side of the plane.

  • marty_p

    The plane flew to heaven like Mohammed on his horse did.

  • Frau Katze

    From the Professional Pilots Rumour Network, the course change seems to have been related to weather. Squalls.

    On the last page someone is speculating about a stall as the aircraft banked sharply.

    Someone else said Air France II (also bad weather).

    It now night in the area and search and rescue called off till daylight.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Don Lemon’s black hole 2.0

  • WalterBannon

    flying while Muslim results in another hijacked/crashed jet….