An AirAsia flight that departed Surabaya early Sunday morning was meant to land at Changi Airport at 8.30am (Singapore local time), according to The Sunday Times.

AirAsia Indonesia has released a statement on Facebook saying: ‘[It] regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07.24hrs this morning’.

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‘At the present time, we unfortunately have no further information regarding the status of the passengers and crew members on board, but we will keep all parties informed as more information becomes available,’ it said.

‘At this time, search and rescue operations are in progress and AirAsia is cooperating fully and assisting the rescue service.’

Written by Louise Cheer and Richard Shears and Lucy Thackray for Daily Mail Australia
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