Search For Missing AirAsia QZ8501 Intensified

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – A massive search is underway for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 which lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 5.17am Malaysian time. Indonesian authorities have mobilised search and rescue operation near Belitung Island. It has deployed five ships and a surveillance aircraft carrying

Search For Missing AirAsia Plane In Belitung Waters

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – The Jakarta Post reported the country’s Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) on the Bangka-Belitung islands as saying that they had dispatched a vessel to search for the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501. During a press conference earlier, Indonesia’s acting director-general of transportation said they were not going to make assumptions

Passenger Ferry Catches Fire Off Greece

ATHENS, Dec 28 – An Italian-flagged ferry carrying 466 passengers and crew caught fire while sailing from Greece to Italy, coastguard officials said on Sunday. The Norman Atlantic, sailing from Patras in western Greece to the Italian port of Ancona, was 33 nautical miles off the small island of Othonoi when

QZ8501: Fact file

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – The following is the Air Asia Flight QZ 8501 timeline. The Airbus A320-200 aircraft, took off from Juanda International Airport, Surabaya on Dec 28 (Sunday) at 5.27am (local time) and schedules to land in Changi at 8.37am. At 6.17am (Surabaya local time), QZ8501 lost contact with Air

Missing AirAsia Reported Crashed In Belitung Timur

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – 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

AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Malaysia Vows To Assist

KUALA LIPIS, Dec 28 – Malaysia has vowed to assist in the investigation into the disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501, which lost contact with air traffic controllers between Singapore and Surabaya, Indonesia this morning.  Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak said he had not been fully briefed on the

Air Asia Flight Missing From Radar

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) began search and rescue for an Air Asia flight which had lost contact this morning. The Airbus 320 Air Asia flight was enroute Singapore route from Surabaya when had lost contact at 6.17am (West Indonesia Time) at Teluk Kumai,

AirAsia Confirms Flight Lost Contact

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – AirAsia Indonesia today confirms that flight QZ 8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control. “AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 7.24am this morning. “At the present time

PM Najib Observes Flood Affected Areas In Kelantan

KOTA BAHARU, Dec 27 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today visited several areas that were severely affected by the floods in the state. The Prime Minister boarded a Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) helicopter to observe the affected areas which included Pasir Mas, Tumpat, Rantau Panjang and Tanah

TNB Sends 70 Generators To Flood-hit States

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 – Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has so far provided 70 generators of between 500kW and 1,000kW capacity to states badly-hit by the floods. TNB senior general manager (operations region 2), TNB Distribution Division, Abdul Aziz Abdul Majid, said 45 generators were in Pahang; 19 in Terengganu; five

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