The National Search and Rescue Agency Republic
of Indonesia (BASARNAS) has confirmed that the debris and bodies found
on Tuesday are from
AirAsia QZ8501, the flight that
lost contact with air traffic control on the morning of 28
The debris of the aircraft was found in the
Karimata Strait, around 110 nautical miles south west from Pangkalan Bun.
The aircraft was an Airbus A320-200 with the
registration number PK-AXC. There were 155 passengers on board,
with 137 adults, 17 children and 1 infant. The crew consisted of 2
pilots, 4 cabin crew and 1 engineer.
Sunu Widyatmoko, Chief Executive
Officer of AirAsia Indonesia said, “We are sorry to be here today
under these tragic circumstances. We would like to extend our
sincere sympathies to the family and friends of those on board
QZ8501. Our sympathies also go out to the families of our dear
AirAsia Indonesia will be
inviting family members to Surabaya, where a dedicated team of
care providers will be assigned to each family. Counsellors, religious and spiritual
personnel have also been invited to the family center to provide
any necessary services.
Family members of passengers on AirAsia QZ8501
should contact the following numbers:
Malaysia: +60 3 21795959
Indonesia: +62 2129270811
Singapore: +65 63077688
Korea: 007 98142069940.
Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer of
AirAsia said, “I am absolutely devastated. This is a very
difficult moment for all of us at AirAsia as we await further
developments of the search and rescue operations but our first
priority now is the wellbeing of the family members of those
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