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AirAsia Flight QZ8501 air search suspended

The air search for an AirAsia Indonesia airliner which went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board has been suspended for the night.

Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control at around 06:20 local time (23:20 GMT) over the Java Sea.

The plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared midway into the flight of more than two hours from the city of Surabaya. No distress call was made.

Karishma Vaswani reports.

  • 28 Dec 2014
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