ALERT Indonesian's search chief says they estimate missing AirAsia flight is 'at the bottom of the sea'; adds that belief may develop as search continues – @SCMP_News
AirAsia’s flight AK6242 en route from Penang to Langkawi has made an emergency landing due to technical problems, the Malaysian New Strait Times newspaper said on Twitter.
AFP reports that the search for missing flight QZ 8501 has been suspended for the night, citing an Indonesian minister. Transport Minister: “We ended at 1730 (1030 GMT) because it was getting dark. The weather was also not too good as it was getting really cloudy.” “Tomorrow we will begin at 7 am, or even…
The seas here on the straits are rough but nothing exceptional. But it could be much worse further out in the less-sheltered Java sea. It’s getting dark in this area and is still raining, making it very hard to spot something in these conditions. From BBC at JC Mac Farlane Time Line
The captain in command had a total of 6,100 flying hours and the first officer had a total of 2,275 flying hours, according to the airline. The aircraft had undergone its last scheduled maintenance on November 16, 2014. The flight manifest for the jet showed there were 155 passengers on board plus seven crew members.…
Another AirAsia flight, travelling from Penang to Langkawi, turns back with technical difficulties