Sunday, December 28, 2014 2:24 pm
AirAsia Indonesia issued a correction Sunday on the nationality breakdown of passengers and crew on board the missing flight of QZ8501.
The revised passengers’ list includes one Singaporean, one Malaysian, three South Koreans, one Briton and 149 Indonesians.
The crew include one French and six Indonesians.
The Airbus A320-200 aircraft with 155 passengers and seven crew members onboard lost contact with the air traffic control on Sunday soon after taking off from Surabaya in Indonesia’s East Java province.
Earlier, AirAsia said the passengers and crew members include one Singaporean, one Malaysian, one French, three South Koreans and 156 Indonesians.
Search and rescue operations were being conducted under the guidance of the Indonesia of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
The plane had undergone its last scheduled maintenance on Nov. 16, it added.
Meanwhile, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said the Malaysian government would assist AirAsia to help find fight the missing passenger plane.
“I haven’t received much information at this time and I can only confirm that the plane is missing,” he said.
“The government will help AirAsia to find the missing plane,” Najib told reporter in Lipis, Pahang.