Main Question or Discussion Point
If it lost contact at 11.17am NZT, and it is now 6.12pm NZT, that is way over six hours that it has been missing.Search and rescue operations are underway after an AirAsia flight from Indonesian to Singapore with more than a hundred people on board lost contact with air traffic control.
Indonesian transport officials said the aircraft lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 6.17am local time (11.17am NZT).
A spokesman said the last communication from the pilot was asking permission to change the height from 32,000 to 34,000 feet due to bad weather. It had been described as "an unusual route".