Bengaluru, Dec 28: AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 with 162 people on board -- including 155 Indonesians, one British, one Malaysian, one French, one Singaporean, three South Koreans, -- and seven crew members lost contact with air traffic control at 0724 local time.
Sixteen children and one infant were among the passengers on board the AirAsia Airbus A320-200 that went missing on the flight from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore.
AirAsia Emergency number: 622129270811
Follow more news updates from India and other countries on Sunday, Dec 28.
9.05 pm: Low intensity blast rocks Bengaluru, three injured (IED blast in Bengaluru)
7.30 pm: The AirAsia plane that went missing on Sunday morning with 162 people aboard might have crashed, Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla says.
7.15 pm: The disappearance of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia's flight from Indonesia's Surabaya to Singapore has not affected its Indian operations, an airline spokesperson said.
7.00 pm: The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) formally ends its 13-year-old combat mission in Afghanistan.
6.45 pm: Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop offers to help Indonesia in the search and rescue mission for the Malaysian plane missing since early morning.
6.30 pm: "A difficult proposition, too early to say it has any links with terrorism", says Kapil Kak, Aviation expert on missing AirAsia flight.
6.00 pm: US President Barack Obama briefed about the missing AirAsia flight; China too closely monitoring the missing plane.
5.30 pm: Search operations for the missing AirAsia flight halted for the day.
5.15 pm: Indian Navy keeps 3 ships & 1 fixed-wing aircraft (Boeing P8-I) on standby for search/ rescue operations for the missing AirAsia flight.
5.00 pm: Will allow Raghubar Das-government six months time to deliver, says Congress.
4.45 pm: 'Missing' woman in Asaram case appears before police.
4.30 pm: AirAsia Indonesia issues a correction on the nationality breakdown of passengers and crew on board QZ8501 as follows:
Nationalities of passengers:
3 South Korea
1 United Kingdom
Nationalities of crew:
Our priority is looking after all the next of Kin for my staff and passangers. We will do whatever we can. ... http://t.co/6BFsUR7zDS— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) December 28, 2014
4.00 pm: Singapore PM expresses concern over missing AirAsia flight QZ 8501
I as your group ceo will be there through these hard times. We will go through this terrible ordeal together ... http://t.co/6iO2zKcFzN— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) December 28, 2014
To all my staff Airasia all stars be strong, continue to be the best. Pray hard. Continue to do your best for all our guests. See u all soon— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) December 28, 2014
I am touched by the massive show of support especially from my fellow airlines. This is my worse nightmare. But there is no stopping.— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) December 28, 2014
3:30 pm: These organizations are focusing on non-issues, the censor board has already cleared the movie PK, said Samajwadi Party leader Gaurav Bhatia.
3:12 pm: Blast in a ferro-alloys factory, 1 killed & 12 injured in Vizag.
My only thought are with the passangers and my crew.We put our hope in the SAR operation and ... http://t.co/m95Ei6OnEP— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) December 28, 2014
2:30 pm: IIT Delhi Director RK Shevgaonkar confirms that he has tendered his resignation.
2:14 pm: RSS wants to spread lawlessness in the country,it wants a civil war,a war which can't be controlled, said Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan.
On my way to Surabaya where most of the passangers are from as with my Indonesian management. Providing information as we get it.— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) December 28, 2014
1:34 pm: Protest against the movie "PK" in Mumbai.
1:00 pm: Raghubar Das sworn in as the CM of Jharkhand earlier today.
Raghubar Das sworn in as the CM of Jharkhand earlier today pic.twitter.com/quzTsiWbYD— ANI (@ANI_news) December 28, 2014
12:45 pm: If BJP keeps out of the Govt in J&K it will be better, said Congress leader Manish Tewari.
12:12 pm: Hemant Soren at oath taking ceremony of Jharkhand CM in Ranchi.
Ranchi: Hemant Soren at oath taking ceremony of Jharkhand CM pic.twitter.com/JcliXqVJbP— ANI (@ANI_news) December 28, 2014
11:30 am: Search and rescue operations are being conducted under the guidance of The Indonesia of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA): Air Asia statement.
11:14 am: Nationalities of passengers and crew onboard are as below: 1 Singapore, 1 Malaysia, 3 South Korean & 157 Indonesia: Air Asia statement.
11:12 am: Raghubar Das visits temples before taking oath as CM in Ranchi.
11:00 am: Multiple flights delayed due to dense fog in the capital in Delhi.
10:24 am: Last communication indicated that pilot asked for a diversion, alternate route: Harshvardhan (Aviation expert) on Air Asia flight missing.
10:12 am: People of Jharkhand voted for stability. I congratulate them and pray that Jharkhand scales new heights of progress in coming years: PM's tweet.
9:57 am: An election win or loss is nothing compared to what our past leaders did for the nation, said Ghulam Nabi Azad on Congress's foundation day.
9:30 am: Raghubar Das to take oath as Jharkhand CM, preparations in Ranchi underway.
9:14 am: Air Asia flight from Indonesia's Surabaya to Singapore loses contact with ATC, 162 people on board: Media Reports.
9:00 am: Celebration at Congress office for Congress Foundation Day in Delhi.