Passenger manifest: Most on board were from Indonesia

  • Agencies, Jakarta
  • Updated: Dec 28, 2014 19:26 IST

The passenger manifest released by AirAsia has confirmed that 162 people were on board flight QZ8501 which went missing over the Java sea.

The plane had two pilots, five cabin crew and 155 passengers, including 16 children and one infant, AirAsia Indonesia said in a statement. Indonesian officials had earlier said there were 161 people on board, presumably because the infant was not counted.

The AirAsia flight QZ8501 passenger manifest.

The AirAsia statement said there were six foreigners — three South Koreans and one each from Singapore, Malaysia and France. The remaining 156 were Indonesians.

The plane lost contact with ground control while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a Indonesia's Surabaya for Singapore. Singapore and Indonesia have launched search operations, but there were no leads seven hours after the flight went missing.

At Surabaya airport, dozens of relatives sat in a room, many of them talking on mobile phones and crying. A waiting area as well as support centres were set up for relatives at Changi Airport Terminal 2.

AirAsia established an emergency call centre that is available for family or friends of those who were on board. The number is: +622129850801.

AirAsia flight QZ8501 manifest.

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