Three Koreans Missing Aboard AirAsia Flight 8501


South Korea’s foreign ministry said Sunday that at least three South Koreans were on board an Air Asia plane that went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore.

The ministry said that a South Korean man and a woman in their 30s, and an infant were among the 162 passengers and crew members on Air Asia’s flight QZ 8501 that lost contact with Jakarta’s air traffic control after takeoff early Sunday.

The foreign ministry said it convened an emergency meeting to address the issue, saying that it will monitor progress in the search operations for the missing plane.

“The Seoul government plans to closely watch related authorities’ search operations and will study various options, including the dispatch of a response team,” Lee Jeung-gwan, ambassador for overseas Koreans and consular affairs, said at the opening of the meeting.

Source: Busan eFM News

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