|Pray for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 passengers and crew|
By Alon Calinao Dy: It is more distressing to know that AirAsia bus A320-216 has been gone since yesterday morning, more than 12 hours from now; still we do not know the exact location of the aircraft.
The AirAsia Flight QZ8501 was traveling from Surabaya, Indonesia to Changi Airport, Singapore, and expected to land the area at 8:30 a.m. local time on Sunday.
Due to bad weather conditions, the pilot of the said aircraft requested to change the course of the flight to avoid a cloud and was given a go signal by the air traffic controllers.
The airplane has 162 people on board with three South Korean nationals, one Malaysian, one British, one Singaporean, and mostly Indonesian passengers. It lost contact at 7:30 a.m. and air traffic controllers reported immediately the said incidence to the proper government agencies involved.
At this moment, Search and Rescue Operations suspected that the plane crashed near the Java Sea between Kalimantan and Java Islands. Of course, this is merely a speculation, and until now we have not found a concrete evidence its whereabouts.
This has been a third incidence this year that took place involving the Malaysia Airlines.
The first event happened on March 8, which Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 bound from Malaysia to China, disappeared and remained unknown these days.
Secondly, the Flight 17 was shot down by allegedly Pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine, four months after the first tragedy.
Recently, we really do not know the real story behind Indonesia AirAsia's disappearance (an affiliate of Malaysia Airlines), whether it has been hijacked or crashed in the unknown region. One thing is sure right now, Search and Rescue Operations are doing everything they can to locate the missing aircraft.