Breaking News: AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that lost contact with Indonesian air traffic control Sunday. Before communication was lost, AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 asked to deviate from its planned flight route because of weather conditions, AirAsia said in a statement.
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There was conflicting information about when exactly Flight 8501 went missing. AirAsia said contact was lost at 7:24 a.m. Sunday local time, but Indonesian aviation authorities said it happened earlier, at 6:17 a.m.
“At this time, search and rescue operations are being conducted under the guidance of the Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority,” AirAsia said.