South Korea plans to send a surveillance plane this week to join the Indonesia-led search for an AirAsia plane that went missing yesterday, with 162 people on board.
AirAsia’s flight QZ8501 carrying 155 passengers and seven crew members lost contact Sunday en route to Singapore from Indonesia.
A South Korean family of three was confirmed to be on board the plane.
Seoul’s foreign ministry said it plans to send the aircraft as early as late Tuesday to support Indonesia’s search and rescue operation.
The foreign ministry added that it has been in talks with six countries to get approval for the plane to pass through their airspaces.
A team of South Korea’s consul general and two other diplomats in Indonesia was dispatched late Sunday to an airport in Surabaya, where the missing carrier departed, the ministry said.
An official from the South Korean Embassy in Singapore will join the team.
Meanwhile, an Australian rescue team confirmed about 2 hours ago that they found the wreckage of the missing airplane around the search site.
Source: Busan eFM News
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