Saturday, 27 December 2014

Our thoughts & prayers for lost AirAsia QZ8501

Our prayers go out to the passengers & crew of AirAsia QZ8501, flying from Indonesia to Singapore. The plane was carrying 7 crew and 155 passengers - 138 adults, 16 children and a baby. It is reported that no mayday call was transmitted before the AirAsia aircraft lost contact.  In an ominous sign, AirAsia prematurely added a 'black' logo to its FaceBook page. 


AirAsia says Flight #QZ8501 had requested 'deviation' from its flight plan.  A leaked air traffic control screen shows the aircraft ended up at 36,300ft and climbing, but ground speed was only 353, far lower than normal.  According to Airways News, "At such an altitude, it should be several hundred kts faster". In light of this 'evidence', speculation across all the Internet's commercial pilot websites is rife that the aircraft stalled. 

This shot from April 2014 shows AirAsia’s ill fated PK-AXC registered Airbus A320-200 in the air near Soekarno–Hatta International. 

In unconfirmed reports, Airplane wreckage has reportedly been found east of Belitung Island in Indonesia, according to CCTV. The information has not yet been confirmed by Air Asia.  Now is not the time to discuss AirAsia's safety record, we simply pray for a miracle today. 

AirAsia has established an Emergency Call Centre available for family of those who may have been on board the aircraft. The number is: +622129850801. Media are requested NOT to use this hotline. 

                            AirAsia safety issues here & here

                            #prayforairasia #airasia #qz8501

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