AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501
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Maps showing the designated search areas for the AirAsia flight QZ8501. (some includes assets deployed in the search operations)
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Day 1 - 28 Dec 2014 Day 2 - 29 Dec 2014 Day 3 - 30 Dec 2014 Day 4 - 31 Dec 2014
     
AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 lost contact       AirAsia Flight QZ8501 debris & bodies found youtube    
             
Day 5 - 1 Jan 2015   Day 6 - 2 Jan 2015   Day 7 - 3 Jan 2015   Day 8 - 4 Jan 2015
     
    Most probable location        
             
Day 9 - 5 Jan 2015 Day 10 - 6 Jan 2015 Day 11 - 7 Jan 2015 Day 12 - 8 Jan 2015
     
        Day 11. MPA Sector widened eastwards 40 nm n UWSA shrank to 300 sq nm. 2 new sectors, KNKT n LKP established - Tail section found   Chart mapping out # QZ8501 search zones. Key areas 1. Tail location (green box) - 2. Likely crash site (red square)
             
Day 13 - 9 Jan 2015   Day 14 - 10 Jan 2015   Day 15 - 11 Jan 2015   Day 16 - 12 Jan 2015
     

Reported ping by Indonesian vessel KN Jadayat has been refuted by BASARNAS

 

 

 

No change. 30 ships deployed. NAN HAI JIU 101, first Chinese Vessel in this Op, in Sector UWSA

 

 

 

# QZ8501 Day 15. Sector II n III widened10 nm to d south. Sector V established on d eastern part.

 

 

  Day 16.  No change to the Search Sectors. KD PERAK in Sector I and KD LEKIU in Sector III. 27 ships assigned. Search focus remains in MPA 2, where Black Box was found and multiple objects were detected. Search efforts intensified. source
             
Day 17 - 13 Jan 2015 (1)   Day 17 - 13 Jan 2015 (2)   Day 18 - 14 Jan 2015   Day 19 - 15 Jan 2015
     
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Day 17. Search Sectors and the allocation of assets as shown. MPA II further divided into 4 sub sectors. Both RMN ships, KD PERAK and KD LEKIU allocated to Sector I. 29 ships assigned for the Search Operation. source  

# QZ8501 Day17: MPA II in 4 sub-sectors @ 2.5nmx2.5nm with location of objects found. Assets tasked as stated. source

 

 

 

# QZ8501 Day 18. Search continues with 23 ships as assigned. Foreign warships on standby. source

 

 

   

Abdul Aziz Jaafar @ ChiefofNavy | Moeldoko @ GeneralMoeldoko



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LiveBlog:  
07 Feb 2015 One AirAsia QZ8501 pilot's body recovered
03 Feb 2015 Six more bodies recovered from QZ8501 wreckage, Day 38
02 Feb 2015 Six more QZ8501 crash victims found: Indonesian official, Day 37
01 Feb 2015 QZ8501: Indonesia resumes search for crash victims, Day 36
31 Jan 2015

Captain of AirAsia QZ8501 'out of his seat' before plane lost control: Report, Day 35
French judge to probe AirAsia crash
30 Jan 2015 QZ8501 co-pilot at controls when plane crashed: Investigator, Day 34
29 Jan 2015 Lessons from SAF's involvement in QZ8501 search efforts: Ng Eng Hen, Day 33
28 Jan 2015

Search for QZ8501 victims will continue, Day 32
Hopes fade of finding more QZ8501 crash victims
27 Jan 2015

QZ8501 initial report won't include black box data, Day 31
QZ8501 recovery operation called off: Indonesian military
25 Jan 2015 AirAsia CEO calls for greater aviation integration in ASEAN, Day 29
24 Jan 2015

Indonesia search team attempts to float AirAsia fuselage, Day 28
Indonesia salvage teams fail to float AirAsia fuselage
23 Jan 2015 QZ8501: Divers find more bodies, reach fuselage, Day 27
22 Jan 2015

Divers find bodies belted in seats near AirAsia fuselage, Day 26
QZ8501: Six more bodies found, some belted in seats near fuselage
21 Jan 2015

AirAsia QZ8501's alarms 'screaming' before crash: Investigator, Day 25
Doomed AirAsia QZ8501's climb echoes Air France disaster
20 Jan 2015

QZ8501 plane likely stalled after steep climb: Minister, Day 24
AirAsia crash probe focuses on human error, plane damage
19 Jan 2015

LIVE BLOG: AirAsia flight QZ8501 found, Day 23
No sign so far of terrorism, pilot suicide: QZ8501 crash investigators
18 Jan 2015

LIVE BLOG: AirAsia flight QZ8501 found, Day 22
MV Swift Rescue returns to Singapore after ending QZ8501 search
17 Jan 2015 LIVE BLOG: AirAsia flight QZ8501 found, Day 21
16 Jan 2015


LIVE BLOG: AirAsia flight QZ8501 found, Day 20
Singapore's involvement in QZ8501 search efforts ends with MV Swift Rescue's return, Day 20
QZ8501: Stong currents stop divers reaching AirAsia jet's main body

15 Jan 2015




LIVE BLOG: AirAsia flight QZ8501 found, Day 19
QZ8501: Rough seas stop divers reaching jet's main body
QZ8501: Families hope to lay victims to rest soon
AirAsia QZ8501 black box search 'challenging': MOT officer
Divers hunt for victims in crashed AirAsia QZ8501's main body
14 Jan 2015


LIVE BLOG: AirAsia flight QZ8501 found, Day 18
Interpol in Indonesia to assist identification of QZ8501 victims
Found: Fuselage of AirAsia flight QZ8501
13 Jan 2015




LIVE BLOG: Search continues for AirAsia flight QZ8501, Day 17
QZ8501: Suspected location of plane's engine identified, Day 17

QZ8501: Families of passengers plead for search to continue
QZ8501: Officials face challenges in identifying recovered bodies Search for QZ8501 bodies had to be extended, BASARNAS tells parliament: Report

12 Jan 2015



LIVE BLOG: Retrieving the AirAsia QZ8501 black box, Day 16
LIVE BLOG: AirAsia flight QZ8501 found
Aboard the USS Fort Worth: One vessel's search for QZ8501
No evidence that QZ8501 exploded before hitting water: Investigator
Data unit of QZ8501 black box heads to Jakarta for analysis: Moeldoko
Indonesia retrieves crashed AirAsia jet's flight data recorder
11 Jan 2015



Strong signals detected in AirAsia black box hunt, Day 15
AirAsia QZ8501 black box found, say Indonesia authorities
AirAsia QZ8501: Three more bodies identified
AirAsia tipped to surmount first major crisis
10 Jan 2015

Tail of crashed AirAsia lifted from seabed, Day 14
Tail wreckage of QZ8501 retrieved but still no black boxes
09 Jan 2015


LIVE BLOG: AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash, Day 13
QZ8501: Death Divers on bringing the bodies home
QZ8501: Official says black boxes may not be in tail section
08 Jan 2015


LIVE BLOG: AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash, Day 12
QZ8501: Crashed jet's tail may be raised on Friday
Multinational DVI team at Surabaya no stranger to one another
07 Jan 2015 LIVE BLOG: AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash, Day 11
06 Jan 2015 LIVE BLOG: AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash, Day 10
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01 Jan 2015 LIVE BLOG: AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash day 5
31 Dec 2014 LIVE BLOG: AirAsia flight QZ8501 day 4
30 Dec 2014 LIVE BLOG: Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 day 3
29 Dec 2014 LIVE BLOG: Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 day 2
28 Dec 2014 LIVE BLOG: Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501
 

 
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Day 19 - Thursday 15 Jan 2015: Divers hunt for victims in crashed AirAsia QZ8501's main body

Indonesian divers have headed down to the seabed of the Java Sea where they are hoping to recover more victims of the crashed Air Asia jet who are believed to be trapped in the fuselage.

PANGKALAN BUN: Indonesian divers on Thursday (Jan 15) headed to the main body of an AirAsia jet that crashed last month, hoping to recover more victims from the disaster, a day after it was finally located by a navy ship.

Flight QZ8501 went down on Dec 28 in stormy weather during a short trip from Surabaya to Singapore with 162 people on board. After a lengthy search often hampered bad weather, a Singapore military vessel spotted the fuselage - the plane's main body, believed to be the resting place of most of the victims - at the bottom of the Java Sea on Wednesday.

Underwater photos taken by high-tech search equipment showed the fuselage and part of AirAsia's motto, "Now Everyone Can Fly", painted on the plane's exterior. An advance team of 15 divers plunged into the water early Thursday to examine the main portion of the jet, S B Supriyadi, a rescue agency official coordinating the search, told AFP.

"They will first assess how many bodies are still trapped inside the fuselage," he said, adding that about 100 more divers would join the effort after the initial assessment. "Hopefully we can retrieve all the victims as soon as possible."

Just 50 bodies have so far been recovered. National search and rescue chief Bambang Soelistyo previously said that if divers had problems retrieving bodies from the wreckage while it is still on the seabed, officials would try to lift it.

The fuselage is attached to part of a wing, and the wreckage is 26m long. Rescuers have already used giant balloons to lift the plane's tail out of the water, after it was found about two kilometres from the main body.

HUGE INTERNATIONAL HUNT

MV Swift Rescue, the Singaporean ship that located the fuselage, was part of a huge international hunt that also included US and Chinese ships. It was the latest boost to the search effort following the retrieval this week of the jet's black boxes - the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder - which contain crucial information that should help determine why the plane went down.

The boxes - which are actually orange in colour - have been flown to Jakarta, where Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee is leading a probe into the accident, helped by experts from countries including France and the United States. The country's meteorological agency has said bad weather may have caused the crash but only the black boxes will be able to provide definitive answers.

The flight data recorder holds a wealth of information about every major part of the plane, with details such as the jet's speed and the direction it was heading in, while the cockpit voice recorder stores radio transmissions and sounds in the cockpit. Committee head Tatang Kurniadi said that 174 hours of data had been downloaded from the flight data recorder, and two hours and four minutes from the cockpit voice recorder. The data must be converted into a usable format before the lengthy analysis process can begin.

Before take-off, the plane's pilot had asked for permission to fly at a higher altitude to avoid a major storm but the request was not approved due to other planes above him on the popular route. In his last communication, the experienced pilot said he wanted to change course to avoid the storm. Then all contact was lost, about 40 minutes after take-off. 

All but seven of those on board the flight were Indonesian. The foreign nationals were from South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Britain and France.

- AFP/rw


 
Day 18 - Wednesday 14 Jan 2015: QZ8501: Fuselage found about 2km from the tail's location

 

 

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Day 17 - Tuesday 13 Jan 2015: Suspected location of plane's engine identified and Divers recover AirAsia QZ8501 cockpit voice recorder

 

 

# QZ8501 Day17: MPA II in 4 sub-sectors @ 2.5nmx2.5nm with location of objects found. Assets tasked as stated. source

 

  Day 17. Search Sectors and the allocation of assets as shown. MPA II further divided into 4 sub sectors. Both RMN ships, KD PERAK and KD LEKIU allocated to Sector I. 29 ships assigned for the Search Operation. source

LIVE BLOG: QZ8501, Day 17

   
Footage released by the Indonesian navy shows divers retrieving the cockpit voice recorder of AirAsia flight QZ8501, which crashed in the Java Sea last month. The flight data recorder has also been found. Investigators hope to piece together the sequence of events leading up to the crash. Both black-box recorders are now being analysed in Jakarta source    

 



Day 16 - Monday 12 Jan 2015: Retrieving the AirAsia QZ8501 black box data recorder

 

 



Day 15 - Sunday 11 Jan 2015: Strong signals detected in AirAsia black box hunt
 


Day 14 - Saturday 10 Jan 2015: Tail of crashed AirAsia lifted from seabed

 

 

 

 

DAY 11 - Wednesday 07 JAN 2015: The tail of the missing AirAsia plane QZ8501 found

 

Day 11. MPA Sector widened eastwards 40 nm n UWSA shrank to 300 sq nm. 2 new sectors, KNKT n LKP established.

 

The tail of the missing AirAsia plane QZ8501 found
  In this underwater photo released by Indonesia's National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, the part of the wreckage that BASARNAS identified as of the ill-fated AirAsia Flight QZ8501 is seen in the waters of the Java Sea, Indonesia. Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle spotted the tail of the missing AirAsia plane in the Java Sea on Wednesday, the first confirmed sighting of any major wreckage 11 days after Flight 8501 disappeared with the passengers and crew members on board. (AFP PHOTO / BASARNAS)
  Indonesia's tvOne broadcasts images purportedly showing the tail section of QZ8501 underwater.
The tail of QZ8501 was spotted by an Indonesian geo-survey ship, and the object spotted has "PK-AXC" written on it - the code of the aircraft. The object was also confirmed with a remotely-operated vehicle sent to make the inspection.
The tail was located 30km from the suspected crash site and 95 divers are on standby for recovery
   




 
       
         

 

DAY 5
UPDATE - 2 Jan 2015: AirAsia Flight QZ8501 most Probable location


SEARCH THE SIXTH DAY OF VICTIMS OF AIRCRAFT AIRASIA

Entering the sixth day joint search and rescue teams search the focus is still on the casualty evacuation and search fuselage sections and belongings of the victims. The area of operation of aircraft search QZ8510 AirAsia is still 13500NM2, but search today shifted towards the east. Of the area was made ??a priority area that will be the divers and boats that have a search system subsurface operations in the area.  In a press conference held at around 9:05 pm Kabasarnas confirm the discovery of the bodies until today (2/1) of 10 bodies, of which 8 bodies already in Surabaya and the two bodies are still in Pangkalan Bun. Not only the discovery of the bodies, joint SAR team also found fragments of aircraft parts.  Operation SAR sixth day deployed 17 units and 29 units of the air element of the element of which is a combination of domestic and foreign. Vessel Baruna Jaya I, MV Geo Survey, and Mine Sweeper KRI focused on searching part of the hull. Such vessels are vessels that have a search system below the water surface.  The weather this morning in Pangkalan Bun still pretty good though spatter. In areas of high waves while the search operation is still quite friendly. Kabasarnas convey to immediately conduct search operations when the weather is still friends.  At the end of the press conference Kabasarnas said that all the elements involved are always working together to become a single entity.

 

DAY 3
UPDATE 30 Dec 2014: AirAsia Flight QZ8501 debris found on 30 December 2014 #QZ8501 | #AirAzia | LiveUpdates
Satellite images of the location on tomnod >>
 
An aerial view of Belitung, the search area for missing AirAsia plane QZ8501
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a rescuer is lowered on rope from a hovering helicopter near a body in Java Sea waters(AP)
The search and locate operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 continued on day 3, Tuesday (Dec 30). About 30 ships and 15 aircraft were mobilised for a multi-national search.
spotted debris
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Dec 30 2014 search area's, debris area: V

 
Aircraft Cargo and Objects of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Still Intact link


Wreckage from the plane and bodies of passengers were found in the Karimata Straits south of Pangkalan Bun at 3pm local time. The bodies will be sent to Surabaya, East Java, for verification, and investigators from the National Transportation Safety Committee will fly to Pangkalan Bun to analyse airplane wreckage. source

Bodies have been found during the search for missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501, Indonesian officials and media say.The bodies were spotted along with debris floating in the Java Sea off the Indonesian part of Borneo, in one of the search zones for the plane.source

Indonesian officials coming off a helicopter on Borneo island said they have recovered several bodies floating in waters near where the missing AirAsia flight was last seen. The bodies, swollen but intact, were brought to an Indonesian navy ship, National Search and Rescue Director SB Supriyadi told reporters in the nearest town, Pangkalan Bun.

The corpses did not have life jackets on. But the bodies, just like the debris, is likely from the missing plane, Air Chief Marshal FH Bambang Soelistyo of BASARNAS, Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency told a press conference . “At 13:25 … we spotted a floating object believed to be one of the passengers' bodies,” Mr Soelistyo told the press conference.

A dive team of 11 personnel is on the way to the site which is in about 25m to 30m of water, Mr Soelistyo said.

Items resembling an emergency slide, plane door and other objects were spotted during an aerial search Tuesday (30th Dec) for missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501, Indonesian officials said. “We spotted about 10 big objects and many more small white-coloured objects which we could not photograph,” Indonesian air force official Agus Dwi Putranto told a press conference. “The position is 10 kilometres from the location the plane was last captured by radar.”

Soelistyo said that earlier an air force plane spotted a “shadow” on the seabed believed to be the missing AirAsia jet.  “At 12:50 the air force Hercules found an object described as a shadow at the bottom of the sea in the form of a plane,” he said.
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UPDATE
Possible debris of Flight QZ8501 found
30 December 2014 Update

Possible debris of Flight QZ8501 found Source
  • Official: Debris 95% likely to be from missing plane
  • Official: Debris is spotted off the coast of Indonesia's central Kalimantan province
  • Helicopter teams are preparing to examine the location as soon as weather permits

Indonesian authorities are examining photos of debris that could be from missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501, a Transport Ministry official said Tuesday.
Search planes are operating off the coast of Borneo, flying over the location of debris that Indonesian authorities say could be related to missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501, officials said Tuesday. The Indonesian Air Force saw debris in three different locations in the search zone at different times of the day, Air Force Spokesman Hadi Tjahjanto told CNN. One clump of debris included what might be a life vest, Tjahjanto said.

The debris was spotted by a search team is located off the coast of Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province, Djoko Murjatmodjo, an aviation official at the Transport Ministry, told reporters.

Helicopter teams are preparing to go and examine the location as soon as weather permits.

Photos, which officials are examining, showed at least one triangular metallic object floating in the water.

Ships, planes and helicopters have been searching for Flight QZ8501 since it went missing over the Java Sea on Sunday on its way from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore.

Officials have said they are concerned about currents in the sea. If bad weather persists, currents could spread debris before crews get to it.

Indonesian authorities, which are leading the search and rescues efforts, had already been investigating other possible leads in the hunt for the missing plane, including smoke spotted rising from an island in the Java Sea and other floating objects.

Because there is a great deal of traffic along the water in the search area, authorities have cautioned that objects found might have nothing to do with the missing aircraft.

Rescuers say weather was probably a factor in the plane's disappearance, and it has made finding traces of the plane more difficult. Large waves and clouds have hampered search efforts.

 

Smoke spotted as searchers look for missing AirAsia jet
30 December 2014

An oil slick, the sound of a distant "ping," objects in the water, and now this: smoke spotted rising from an island in the Java Sea.

As ships, planes and helicopters scour the waters off Indonesia's coast for missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501, there have been several reports of possible signs of the missing plane.

So far, officials say, none of them have panned out.

On Tuesday, search teams will be checking the area where Indonesian navy helicopter crews saw the smoke, the head of search and rescue in the province of Bangka-Belitung told CNN Indonesia. But authorities don't know whether there's any connection to the missing jet.

Local media in Indonesia reported the smoke was seen on Long Island, one of thousands that make up the archipelago that forms Indonesia.

Searchers have been scanning the water's surface for signs of the plane, which went missing with 162 people aboard on Sunday as it flew between the islands of Belitung and Borneo, a heavily traveled shipping channel with shallow waters.

"Our early conjecture is that the plane is in the bottom of the sea," said Bambang Sulistyo, the head of Indonesia's search-and-rescue agency. That belief is based on the plane's flight track and last known coordinates, he said.

Several possible signs of the missing plane, including an oil slick within the search zone and the sound of a faint "ping," have been discounted, according to Indonesian authorities, who are heading the search.

Indonesia Vice President Jusuf Kalla said there were "some reports from Australia" about possible objects found, but it was unclear whether they were from the plane.

Because there is a great deal of traffic along the water in the search area, authorities have cautioned that objects found might have nothing to do with the missing aircraft.

Rescuers say weather was probably a factor in the plane's disappearance, and it has made finding traces of the plane more difficult.

Large waves and clouds hampered the search for the plane on Sunday and Monday.

"It is not easy, of course ... the operation in the sea, especially in the bad weather like this," Kalla said.

But Kalla said his country will not give up or set a time limit for the operation.

The search area is expanding, with six zones added to the operation on Tuesday, Sulistyo told reporters.

Now, he said, teams in the air, on sea and on land are searching 13 zones over an area that stretches about 156,000 square kilometers (60,200 square miles).


DAY 2
29 December 2014

TWO DISTRESS SIGNALS DETECTED AND RESULTS still zero

Basarnas receives two signals radiating around the crash site. Signals emanating from the PLB (Personal location Beacon) in two different locations. Receiving the report Basarnas immediately follow up by sending a main instrument (alut) to check the signal connection with the disappearance of AirAsia aircraft QZ8501. PLB signals emanating certainly not from the plane but it is private property. Observation aircraft operated by aircraft C-130 A 1323 belongs to the Air Force saw two oil slick spots that are in the second coordinate with the radial position of 105 NM from ASH 0090 (Tanjung Pandan). Until Kabasarnas give a statement to the media KN Pattimura still heading to the position of the discovery of the oil slick.  Tim joint SAR helicopters deployed 12 units, 11 units of fixed wing, 32 ships, and 3 units rib including countries friendly to the aid of Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia. Alut they muster already have sonar technology that can assist in the search process under the sea. The total number of personnel either already made ??the shift or the standby and ready to be dispatched as many as 1126 personnel. Conclusion searches done today is still zero. Operation plan tomorrow, the search area was expanded into 13 sectors. 

 
Satellite Images Show Intense Thunderstorm Activity in Area Where AirAsia Flight Lost Contact
 
DAY 1
AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Missing
28 December 2014    
 
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Infrared Satellite Image MTSAT Dec 28th 2014 00:00Z (Graphics: AVH/MTSAT)

AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501

AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 (Surabaya LT) this morning. The flight took off from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya at 0535hours. The aircraft was an Airbus A320-200 with the registration number PK-AXC. There were two pilots, four flight attendants and one engineer on board.
The captain in command had a total of 6,100 flying hours and the first officer a total of 2,275 flying hours

There were 155 passengers on board, with 138 adults, 16 children and 1 infant. Also on board were 2 pilots and 5 cabin crew. Nationalities of passengers: 1 Singapore, 1 Malaysia, 3 South Korea, 1 United Kingdom, 149 Indonesia | Nationalities of crew: 1 France, 6 Indonesia

At this time, search and rescue operations are being conducted under the guidance of The Indonesia of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). AirAsia Indonesia is cooperating fully and assisting the investigation in every possible way.

The aircraft was on the submitted flight plan route and was requesting deviation due to enroute weather before communication with the aircraft was lost while it was still under the control of the Indonesian Air Traffic Control (ATC). The aircraft had undergone its last scheduled maintenance on 16 November 2014.

AirAsia has established an Emergency Call Centre that is available for family or friends of those who may have been on board the aircraft. The number is: +622129850801 .

Family members of QZ8501, please contact:
Malaysia: +60 3 21795959, Indonesia: +62 2129270811, Singapore: +65 63077688, Korea: 007 98142069940. Note : Hotline is strictly for family members only

As of 29 December 2014 10.30 AM LT (GMT+7)

AirAsia Indonesia has received confirmation from The National Search and Rescue Agency Republic of Indonesia (BASARNAS) that an international search and rescue mission from Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia has been mobilized in the search of flight QZ8501. The mission in Surabaya has resumed today at 06.00 AM LT (GMT+7).

AirAsia Indonesia continue to support these efforts and has been actively cooperating with the search and rescue authorities.

AirAsia Indonesia's primary focus remains on the families and Sunu Widyatmoko, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Indonesia is currently stationed at the family centre in Surabaya. We have been keeping the families updated on the search and rescue efforts as well as provide emotional support. Another group of AirAsia officials are providing the same to the families based in Singapore.

AirAsia will release further information as soon as it becomes available. Updated information will also be posted on the AirAsia website, www.airasia.com ( Facebook | Twitter )

Details:
Indonesia's Ministry of Transport said last radio contact with the aircraft occurred at 06:16L (23:16Z). The crew requested to climb and deviate to fly around cloud. The captain of the flight had 6,100 hours of flying experience. The aircraft has last undergone maintenance on Nov 16th 2014.

Indonesia's Ministry of Transport also published the load sheet and passenger manifest on their website. According to the load sheet the aircraft carried 158 passengers and 6 crew, according to the passenger manifest 155 passengers (manifest counts/lists 154 names plus one infant). The aircraft departed with a takeoff weight of 63,624kg (MTOW 70,796kg), thereof 8,296kg of fuel.

Indonesia's Search And Rescue Services were briefed that the aircraft contacted Jakarta Center at 06:12L (23:12Z) while enroute at FL320 and requested to deviate left of airway M635 and to climb to FL380. At 06:16L the aircraft was observed normally, radio contact occurred. At 06:17L radio contact was lost, the transponder (ADS-B) remained available however, at 06:18L the transponder was lost as well, the last recorded position was S3.3708 E109.6911 (about 110nm eastsoutheast of Pulau Belitung). 50 minutes later INCERFA (aircraft position uncertain alert), 70 minutes later ALERTFA (emergency alert) and 98 minutes later DETRESFA (distress alert) was declared by ATC.

A radar screenshot leaked from AirNav Indonesia shows the aircraft had turned left off the airway and was climbing through FL363, the speed over ground had decayed from 470 knots at FL320 to 353 knots however.

Flight QZ8501 is thought to have gone missing somewhere over the Java Sea between Tanjung Pandan on Belitung island and Pontianak, on Indonesia's part of Borneo island.

 

 

Official Released Documents, Statements & Updates

 

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*Unofficial* ATC PK AXC-QZ8501 201412272225Z.mp3 (extracts of communication audio between Surabaya Air Traffic Control (ATC) Juanda International Airport and the captain) Jan 2 2014 - on Soundcloud | info | Source of audio
   
AirAsia | website  
AirAsia Media Statement 06 Feb 2015 Day 41 06 Feb 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 05 Feb 2015 Day 40 05 Feb 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 04 Feb 2015 Day 39 04 Feb 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 03 Feb 2015 Day 38 03 Feb 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 02 Feb 2015 Day 37 02 Feb 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 01 Feb 2015 Day 36 01 Feb 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 31 Jan 2015 Day 35 31 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 30 Jan 2015 Day 34 30 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 29 Jan 2015 Day 33 29 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 28 Jan 2015 Day 32 28 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 27 Jan 2015 Day 31 27 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 26 Jan 2015 Day 30 26 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 25 Jan 2015 Day 29 25 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 24 Jan 2015 Day 28 24 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 23 Jan 2015 Day 27 23 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 22 Jan 2015 Day 26 22 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 21 Jan 2015 Day 25 21 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 20 Jan 2015 Day 24 20 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 19 Jan 2015 Day 23 19 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 18 Jan 2015 Day 22 18 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 17 Jan 2015 Day 21 17 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 16 Jan 2015 Day 20 16 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 15 Jan 2015 Day 19 15 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 14 Jan 2015 Day 18 14 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 13 Jan 2015 Day 17 13 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 12 Jan 2015 Day 16 12 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 11 Jan 2015 Day 15 11 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 10 Jan 2015 Day 14 10 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 09 Jan 2015 Day 13 09 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 08 Jan 2015 Day 12 08 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 07 Jan 2015 Day 11 07 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 06 Jan 2015 Day 10 06 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 05 Jan 2015 Day 9 05 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 04 Jan 2015 Day 8 04 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 03 Jan 2015 Day 7 03 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 02 Jan 2015 Day 6 02 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 01 Jan 2015 Day 5 01 Jan 2015 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 31 Dec 2014 Day 4 31 Dec 2014 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 30 Dec 2014 Day 3 30 dec 2014 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 29 Dec 2014 Day 2 29 Dec 2014 - by AirAsia.com
AirAsia Media Statement 28 Dec 2014 Day 1 28 Dec 2014 - by AirAsia.com
   
Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Indonesia (MOT) | website  
Load and Trim Sheet 28 Dec 2014 - by Ministry of Transport
Manifest Data Passenger Air Asia 28 Dec 2014 - by Ministry of Transport
     
     
Speeding NTSC Final Report of Investigation AirAsia QZ8501 30 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Transport
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Victims search AirAsia QZ 8501 Passed 29 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Transport
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BNN Express Pilot Air Asia Negative Drug 27 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Transport
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KN. Jadayat Successful Evacuation One part of Black Box Air Asia QZ8501 | Black Box Air Asia Found 12 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Transport
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Ships DGST KN Jadayat Successful Presence Detect Black Box AirAsia QZ 8501 | Black Box Air Asia Found 11 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Transport
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Ship of State Owned DGST Continues Help Search Black Box Air Asia QZ8501 08 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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Help Search Air Asia QZ 8501, MoT Muster 11 Ship 07 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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MOC Ask Operational Personnel transferred 05 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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IAA Asking Unprecedented Change Fly For Sunday | These permits Air Asia 05 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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Explanation About Permits These Overseas Flight | Press Release 05 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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Actions related developments DGST post-disaster search and rescue Air Asia | Air Asia Found 03 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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Permission These Surabaya Indonesia Air Asia - Singapore Suspended 02 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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Update Position In Search Victims MoT Ships Aircraft Air Asia | Air Asia Found Jan 2 2015 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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Increase Safety, DGR and Lahat Bekasi regency Joint Cooperation Administration Railroad Crossing 31 Dec 2014 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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The position of the Ministry of Transport Ship In Search Victims Air Asia QZ 8501 | Air Asia Found 31 Dec 2014 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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Aircraft parts floating in the Sea Confirmed From The Air Asia QZ 8501 | Air Asia Found 31 Dec 2014 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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Aircraft Calibration Find Great Flakes Color Red and White in 3 point | Air Asia Lost Contact 30 Dec 2014 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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Dozens of Ships and Aircraft Teen Involved In Search AirAsia QZ 8501 | Air Asia Lost Contact 30 Dec 2014 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION SHIP POSITION AIRCRAFT IN SEARCH OF WATER ASIA QZ.8510 | Air Asia Lost Contact 30 Dec 2014 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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Chronology loss of aircraft Air Asia QZ 8501 | Air Asia Lost Contact 29 Dec 2014 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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Muster MoT Ship To Perform Search Aircraft Air Asia | Air Asia Lost Contact 29 Dec 2014 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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MoT muster Calibration aircraft Great Hall | Air Asia Lost Contact 29 Dec 2014 - by Ministry of Transport - News DCGA
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Aircraft Data Air Asia QZ 8501 SUB-SIN Along Passenger Data lost contact | Air Asia Lost Contact 28 Dec 2014 - by Ministry of Transport - News DGCA
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Ministry of Defence Singapore (MINDEF)| website    
Written Reply by Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen to Parliamentary Question on Singapore's Contributions to Search and Rescue Mission for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 29 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Defence Singapore  
The SAF Concludes Deployment for QZ8501 Search Operations 18 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Defence Singapore
The SAF Continues to Support Underwater Search Operations for QZ8501 10 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Defence Singapore
Shift In Focus To Underwater Search Operations - RSS Valour Returns To Singapore 05 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Defence Singapore
A Body and More Items Recovered by the Singapore Armed Forces 04 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Defence Singapore
Infographic Search Operations 02 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Defence Singapore
5th Republic of Singapore Navy Ship Arrives – All Committed SAF Assets in Search Area 02 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Defence Singapore
Four Republic of Singapore Navy Ships Conducting Search and Rescue Operations in the Search Area 01 Jan 2015 - by Ministry of Defence Singapore
5th Republic of Singapore Navy Ship Joins in the Search and Rescue Operation 31 Dec 2014 - by Ministry of Defence Singapore
Republic of Singapore Navy Ships Sail for Indonesia 29 Dec 2014 - by Ministry of Defence Singapore
SAF Assets Deployed in Response to Missing AirAsia Plane 28 Dec 2014 - by Ministry of Defence Singapore
Singapore Armed Forces Prepared to Assist in Search and Locate Operation 28 Dec 2014 - by Ministry of Defence Singapore
     
Changi Airport Group's Updates | website (offline)    
Update 3 (29 December, 1930H) 29 Dec 2014 - by CAG
Update 2 (28 December, 1830H) 28 Dec 2014 - by CAG
Update 1 (28 December, 1155H) 28 Dec 2014 - by CAG
   
Civil Aviation Authority Singapore (CAAS)  
CAAS Forum Page Reply in Singapore's TODAY Newspaper on 6 January 2015: Airlines' Responsibility to Obtain Approval of Flight Schedules 06 Jan 2015 - by Civil Aviation Authority Singapore (CAAS)  
Indonesia Accepts Singapore's Offer of Disaster Victim Identification Team 03 Jan 2015 - by Civil Aviation Authority Singapore (CAAS)  
Indonesia AirAsia Surabaya-Singapore Service 03 Jan 2015 - by Civil Aviation Authority Singapore (CAAS)  
Singapore Specialists and Assets Head to Indonesia to Assist in Search and Rescue Efforts 30 Dec 2014 - by Civil Aviation Authority Singapore (CAAS)
Singapore Extends Further Assistance in Search for Missing Indonesia AirAsia Plane 29 Dec 2014 - by Civil Aviation Authority Singapore (CAAS)
Indonesia Accepts Singapore's Offer of Specialists and Equipment 29 Dec 2014 - by Civil Aviation Authority Singapore (CAAS)
Singapore Assists in Search and Locate Efforts for Missing Indonesia AirAsia Plane 28 Dec 2014 - by Civil Aviation Authority Singapore (CAAS)
Assistance Provided to Relatives of Singaporean on Board Missing Indonesia AirAsia Flight 28 Dec 2014 - by Civil Aviation Authority Singapore (CAAS)
Indonesia Accepts Singapore's Offer to Assist in Search and Locate Efforts 28 Dec 2014 - by Civil Aviation Authority Singapore (CAAS)
One Singaporean On Board Missing Indonesia AirAsia Flight 28 Dec 2014 - by Civil Aviation Authority Singapore (CAAS)
Media Release CAAS - Indonesia AirAsia incident 28 Dec 2014 - by Civil Aviation Authority Singapore (CAAS)
   
Airbus | website  
Airbus Media Statements 28 and 30 Dec 2014 - by Airbus.com
   
BASARNAS - BADAN SAR Nasional | website  
   
   
   

Officials
Airasia.com
 
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Singapore
 
Airbus.com
 
Ministry of Transportation
 
Ministery of Defence Singapore (MINDEF)
 
Changi Airport Group (offline)
 
BASARNAS - BADAN SAR Nasional | Updates AirAsia | @SAR_NASIONAL Tweets
National Transport Safety Commitee Indonesia (NTSC)
 
U.S. 7th Fleet Support to AirAsia Flight QZ 8501
 

 

 
 
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