Vatic Note: So what Bioweapons expert was on that plane? That was what was going on with Fight 307. That Ebola Expert was on 307, and they did not want him dead so they kidnap these flights. They just don't want him viewing and expertly analyzing the Ebola Virus where he could identify where it came from. Remember, an exact duplicate of 307 with markings and everything was found and photographed in a hanger in Israel.
So who are they going after this time. I would be surprised if the Indonesian people keep putting up with this garbage. THe powers that be have been messing with all my efforts to put this up, so I am going to cut my VN: short so I don't lose the article, which is extremely informative.
THEY ARE BLOCKING OUT CHUNKS OF THIS ARTICLE, SO GO DIRECTLY TO THE LINK ABOVE, AFTER READING THIS BELOW. THEY REALLY MUST NOT WANT THIS UP AT LEAST FOR RIGHT NOW.
Missing AirAsia plane: Search operations suspended overnight
What we know so far:
An AirAsia Indonesia plane with 162 people on board has gone missing on its way to Singapore after it requested to deviate from its flight path due to weather, the airline said Sunday. Search and rescue operations have been suspended for the night; they will resume tomorrow.
- AirAsia Flight 8501 vanished Sunday en route to Singapore from Indonesia.
- The plane lost contact at 7:24 a.m. after requesting to change course due to poor weather.
- Seven crew members and 155 passengers were on board, including 17 children and one infant
- Search operations, which are being led by Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency, have been suspended for the night. They will be resumed tomorrow.
dismissing in a press conference on Sunday evening reports the plane had been located.
Flight QZ8501 lost contact with Jakarta's air traffic control at 7:24 a.m. local time after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia, according to a statement from AirAsia posted on Facebook. It was scheduled to land in Singapore about an hour later.
Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency said in a statement on Sunday evening the plane was last tracked around the island of Belitung, at the coordinates 03°22’15" South and 109°41’28" East.
Flight QZ8501's pilot had reportedly requested permission to increase altitude from 32,000 feet to 34,000 feet because of cloudy weather in the area. Weather maps showed storms across the region.
The plane had seven crew members and 155 passengers, including 137 adults, 17 children and one infant, according to AirAsia's Facebook statement. The majority of those on board were Indonesian, but there were three South Koreans and one each from Singapore, United Kingdom, France and Malaysia. There were 23 no-shows, according to the flight manifest.
The captain in command had 20,537 flying hours in total and 6,100 flying hours with the airline and the first officer had 2,275 flying hours, according to AirAsia. The aircraft last underwent maintenance on Nov. 16.
Djoko Murjatmodjo, Indonesia's acting director general of transportation, told reporters no distress signal had been sent. The plane is believed to have gone missing somewhere over the Java Sea between Tanjung Pandan on Belitung island and Pontianak, on Indonesia's part of Kalimantan island, he said.
The uncertain fate of the Airbus A320-200 immediately drew comparisons to another missing flight in Southeast Asia, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared while flying from Malaysia to Beijing. The search for that plane continues.
AirAsia Indonesia is an affiliate of budget carrier AirAsia, which is based in Malaysia. AirAsia has been considered one of the safest options in the region, with reportedly no fatal accidents involving their planes.
Indonesia's overall air safety record is poor due to various incidents, with many of the country's carriers banned in the European Union.
AirAsia operates a relatively young fleet of aircraft, almost all of which are some variation of the A320 model that disappeared. It is one of the youngest and fastest growing airlines in the Southeast Asia market, with plans to expand into India.
The Airbus A320 is one of the most popular single-aisle jetliners in the world, and is in wide use in the U.S. Like its main rival, the Boeing 737, the A320 has had fatal accidents before, but none involving the loss of all passengers.
The A320 has a similar flight-deck design and aircraft systems as the larger Airbus A330. An Air France Airbus A330 crashed while flying in the vicinity of thunderstorms on June 1, 2009, northeast of Brazil, killing 228. That crash was blamed on faulty instruments and pilot error.
While there have been accidents since the A320 entered operation in 1996, it is widely regarded as one of the safest aircraft in the sky. A recent Boeing study found 0.14 fatalities per million departures for the A320 family.
Airbus released a statement saying the company "will provide full assistance to the French safety investigation authority, BEA, and to the authorities in charge of the investigation." Meanwhile, AirAsia's chief executive, Tony Fernandes, said on Twitter, "We must stay strong."
Indonesian authorities are leading the search operation, but Malaysian and Singaporean assets will assist.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo held a press conference in the Indonesian province of Papua, First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo announced on Twitter. He said he hoped the passengers and crew may be found safe and has requested the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), the National Transportation Safety Committee, the Army and police join forces in the search for the missing aircraft.
Malaysia's Minister of Transport Liow Tiong Lai said the Malaysian government deployed three ships and one plane to the Belitung island region to assist with the Indonesian search effort on Sunday, according to the New Straits Times.
Meanwhile, Singapore confirmed on Sunday afternoon that the Indonesian government had accepted its offer of assistance. Singapore will reportedly launch four naval ships to join the search.
A waiting area for passengers' relatives has been set up at terminal 2 of the Changi Airport in Singapore. AirAsia Indonesia has also set up an emergency briefing room in the terminal, where the carrier said it will provide regular updates.
Malaysia Airlines and others sent messages of support on social media as relatives began to gather.
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