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A320 catastrophe in the Java Sea
A320 catastrophe in the Java Sea Indonesia AirAsia

A320 catastrophe in the Java Sea Indonesia AirAsia


A320 catastrophe occurred in the Java Sea in December 28 2014 year off the coast of the island of Borneo. Indonesian airliner aviation company Indonesia AirAsia operates scheduled passenger flight from the 7 155 crew members and passengers on board. The plane took off from the airport heading Sidoarjo and Surabaya route - and Singapore over the Javanese sea storm overtook him. The crew was forced to deviate from the route to bypass it on 27-minute flight, but within minutes of flight 6 8501 completely disappeared from radar screens between Kalimantan and Java, and in a few minutes, communication with the crew was lost. Two days later the ships found in the wreckage of an airliner Java Sea. By the number of victims (162), this disaster takes 2-th place in the history of Indonesia.

A320 catastrophe in the Java Sea

First data:

Passenger airlinerAirbus A320-200owned airline «Air Asia» crashed near Indonesia.

Contact passenger airliner belonging to the Malaysian air carrier «Air Asia» and operate flights from Surabaya to Singapore was lost around midnight Moscow time. As it became known later, 161 airliner with a man on board, of which 155 passengers hit severe turbulence, causing a system failure occurred and the control plane began to lose altitude.

A320 catastrophe in the Java Sea

It also became known that a few minutes before the airliner disappeared from radar, the pilots of the aircraft requested a new route, but soon the connection with the plane was lost.

Search and rescue operation at the crash site airliner has already begun, but the details of that are not currently available.

The airline «Air Asia» is a low-cost carrier of Malaysia, and performs flights on more than 400 25 different areas in the world. Plane crash today will certainly be investigated, and it is likely that soon will be installed true causes of what happened. For a number of the assumptions, the plane could have run out of fuel, but it should take into account the fact that civil aircraft of this type are filled with a margin, and given that the actual aircraft flight is carried out for a short distance, this version may be incorrect.

A320 catastrophe in the Java Sea

Airbus A320-216 3648 number made its first flight in 2008 year and in the first trial had a number of F-WWBZ. His passenger 180 numbered seats. Equipped with a dual-circuit turbofan CFM International CFM56-5B6 / 3.


16 2008 October, the aircraft entered the company Indonesia AirAsia, which has received a new registration number PK-AXC.

A320 catastrophe in the Java Sea

Airliner had to fly along the following route Surabaya - Singapore - Semarang - Singapore - Surabaya. Flight 8501 was supposed to fly out of Sidoarjo in 22: 20, and land at Changi Airport in 00: 30. In 22: 35, 15 ie minutes after the scheduled timetable, flight with passengers 155 (16 children, 138 1 adults and a baby) and 7 crew members took off. Then, rotate the left (course 329 °), toward the Javanese sea. 21 minute later rose to 9,8 km (train 320) and carried a slight turn to the left (the rate 319 °). 10 minutes later was made another left turn - rate 310 °.

A320 catastrophe in the Java Sea

In 23: 12 crew made contact with air traffic control in Jakarta, told the evasion to the left of the route due to bypass of storm clouds, and asked permission to go up to 11,6 km (train 380), in which he was denied. In 23: 16 was the last radio contact with the aircraft. In 23: 18 flight disappeared from radar screens, but in 23: 24 was completely lost contact with the crew.

A320 catastrophe in the Java SeaA320 catastrophe in the Java Sea

The site Flightradar24 published information, that at this time the airliner was over the Javanese sea near one of thunderstorm cells. With the crashed airliner bodies were found 101 passenger.

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