AirAsia plane went missing
A Singapore bound AirAsia Airliner QZ8501 originated from Surabaya, Indonesia reported missing with 162 people on board at around 06.20 local time (23.20 GMT).
The aircraft lost all sorts of contact with the ATC (Air Traffic Control) about an hour after its departure. The ATC could not receive any distress call from the missing aircraft.
The missing point is assumed to be somewhere over the Java Sea between Belitung island and Pontianak, on a part of Kalimantan Island of Indonesia.
The flight was due to arrive in Singapore at 08.30 local time (00.30 GMT).
The pilot of the missing jet requested to climb 38000 ft. due to bad weather in an effort to escape thick cloud and a deviation from the flight path, Indonesian Transport Ministry said.