Ushering In 2015 By Helping Flood Victims

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 28 – Creativision D.C. Sdn Bhd, the organiser for the New Year’s Eve celebration, has turned the event into a donation drive for flood victims. Its managing director, Adelyn Lim, said the decision to turn the entertainment event into a donation campaign showed its concern for the plight of flood victims. “It is

AirAsia Chief Tony Fernandes Heads For Surabaya

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – “On my way to Surabaya where most of the passengers are from, with my Indonesian management. Providing information as we get it,” he tweeted from his Twitter handle @tonyfernandes half an hour ago. The tweet has been retweeted over 1,000 times. Flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to

AirAsia QZ8501 Could Have Crashed In Sea

JAKARTA, Dec 28 – AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore is believed to have crashed at the location 03.22.46 South and 108.50.07 East, in waters around 80-100 nautical miles from Belitung, a National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) official has said. Basarnas Pangkalpinang spokesman Supriandi was quoted in jakartapost.com

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,

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