AirAsia loses contact with plane carrying 161 people over Indonesia

The Associated Press reports that an AirAsia flight on its way from Indonesia to Singapore is missing, having lost contact with ground control Sunday morning. Flight QZ8501, an Airbus A320-200, had 155 passengers and six crew, and, according to an official statement, disappeared about an hour before it was due to land. Search and rescue efforts are currently underway.

“Search and rescue operations have been activated by the Indonesian authorities,” said the Singapore aviation authority in a statement. The Singapore navy and air force have been deployed in the search.

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