AIRASIA FLIGHT QZ8501: CREW, PASSENGERS AND FAMILIES

Where is AIRASIA INDONESIA FLIGHT QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore?

offering compensation of S$32,000 for each passenger on : Reports

SINGAPORE: AirAsia had offered 300 million rupiah (S$32,000) for each passenger on board the ill-fated AirAsia flight QZ8501 as initial compensation, according to reports by Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and Riau Pos.

WSJ, citing David Thejakusuma who had seven family members on the flight, reported on Monday (Jan 5) that the budget carrier had offered the amount for each of the family members, including his sister and mother.

The letter of compensation, which WSJ claimed to have seen, was dated Jan 2 and said the “initial compensation is part of the overall” compensation that would be given to the family. The letter was on AirAsia stationery, with AirAsia Indonesia Chief Executive Sunu Widyatmoko’s name, but not his signature, the report noted.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/airasia-offers/1571204.html?cid=TWTCNA

Blackout at airport earlier; family members still streaming in for updates

8.30PM: There was a brief blackout at Surabaya airport this evening, reports Channel NewsAsia’s Sumisha Naidu. Family members and media are still streaming into the city for updates on the search effort.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/live-blog-airasia-flight/1567976.html

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Families will be compensated, lawyers say despite cloud over QZ8501 flight

PETALING JAYA, Jan 5 — Families or next of kin of victims on board Flight QZ8501 will still be compensated regardless of whether investigations reveal the flight was not permitted.

Questions of invalidated insurance policies loomed after Indonesian authorities claimed the flight had operated without approval.

Lawyer Jeremy Joseph, who specialises in maritime and aviation law, said the Warsaw Convention stipulates the minimum liability for international carriage of persons, luggage or goods performed by aircraft be US$160,000 per passenger.

He said if the flight operated without permission and had breached standard operating procedures, then families can demand more compensation.

“The Warsaw Convention is a public policy and if it is proven that the airline acted through gross negligence or recklessness, then the families may break the limit for compensation,” he said.

Civil lawyer Alwin Rajasurya said if the flight had operated without permission, the airline’s insurance company may not compensate the families.

He said the airline would be liable if the investigations reveal negligence on its part.

“The victims’ families will still get their compensation, it’s just a matter of who pays out,” he said.

“It would come down to the exact terms of the agreement between the airline and the insurer once investigations are concluded.”

Similarly, he said there would be no reason to hold back on life insurance claims.

“If an insurance company holds back its policy due the purchase of an ‘illegal’ ticket, then the families may claim against the airline.”

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/families-compensated-lawyers-despite-cloud-over-qz8501-flight-230800279.html?linkId=11529266

Prayers held as divers wait to check AirAsia site

: Prayers held as divers wait to check AirAsia site

SURABAYA — More than a thousand worshippers attended somber Sunday services at an Indonesian church devastated by the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501, praying for relatives of lost loved ones — members of the congregation who made up a quarter of the 162 people aboard the plane.

“God, we pray that you will give the grieving families extraordinary strength and help ease their pain,” said the Rev. Johannes Sonny Susanto of Pentecostal Mawar Sharon Church. “Let them put their trust in you and know that you are a good God.”

Amen was echoed by those in the pews.

http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/prayers-held-divers-wait-check-airasia-site

Mawar Sharon churchgoers pray God gives families strength in loss

RT : Mawar Sharon churchgoers pray God gives families strength in loss

9AM: There were 46 members of Mawar Sharon, a Protestant denomination in Indonesia, on board AirAsia QZ8501, reports our correspondent Devianti Faridz. On Sunday, churchgoers prayed for the affected families who face up to the loss of their loved ones.

THE MAWAR SHARON CHURCH, SURABAYA LOST 41 MEMBERS

The tragedy appears to have hit Surabaya’s Christian community particularly hard.

Pastor Philip Mantofa of the Mawar Sharon Church in Surabaya was shocked to discover that 41 of the 162 passengers and crew were members of his church. He said it was it not unusual for many members to travel to Singapore for holidays.

More than 100 people gathered as Mantofa led a service of prayers and songs Wednesday at the Surabaya airport.

“Some things do not make sense to us but God is bigger than all this,” he said.

Counselors from the church hugged and prayed for relatives, including Linca Gonimasela, who lost her 13-year-old son, Adrian Fernando.

It was supposed to be a fun trip to Singapore with his aunt, uncle and their 3-year-old daughter. All four were aboard the plane. Linca couldn’t go on the trip as she had to work.

“He is my only son,” she said. “At first he didn’t want to go but later on he was persuaded to join them for the New Year holidays.”

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/look-passengers-crew-flight-8501-104608021.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

NST

SURABAYA: Special prayers were held for Christian family members of the Indonesia Air Asia QZ8501 passengers at the Juanda Airport here.

Members of the Mawar Sharon Charismatic church organised the session to help them through the difficult period, an official from the Civil Aviation authority said.

The congregants including the 100-odd next of kin started the prayers with the hymn entitled “Aku Berserah” (I Surrender All) led by a pastor from the church.

As they sang the family members held out their hands and some cried as they sang the hymn with tears.

A church member who coordinated the 15 minute session said some of the family members are also from the same Mawar Sharon congregation.

After the hymn they proceeded with prayers led by the pastor.
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Video: Aku Berserah keeps family strong

http://www.nst.com.my/node/67967?d=1

I’m arriving in Surabaya to take Nisa home to Palembang. I cannot describe how I feel. There are no words.

: ‘I’m ready to take Nisa home,’

Tony Fernandes keeps promise to follow remains of QZ8501 crew home

Tony Fernandes keeps promise to follow remains of crew home – The Malaysian Insider

Indonesian military personnel carry the coffin containing the remains of Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi, one of the flight attendants from the AirAsia flight QZ8501, at the police hospital in Surabaya today. – AFP pic, January 2, 2015.Indonesian military personnel carry the coffin containing the remains of Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi, one of the flight attendants from the AirAsia flight QZ8501, at the police hospital in Surabaya today. – AFP pic,January 2, 2015.AirAsia group CEO Tony Fernandes is in Surabaya now to accompany the remains of a flight attendant from the ill-fated flight QZ8501 back to Palembang after she was identified by the authorities today.
…In a short poignant posting on his Twitter account @tonyfernandes, he said: “I’m arriving in Surabaya to take Nisa home to Palembang. I cannot describe how I feel. There are no words.”

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/tony-fernandes-in-surabaya-to-accompany-remains-of-qz8501-stewardess-home

: CEO Tony Fernandes arriving in Surabaya to bring remains of stewardess home

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AirAsia Group chief Tony Fernandes tweeted on Friday that he was arriving in Surabaya “to take Nisa home”.

“I cannot describe how I feel. There are no words,” He said in the tweet.

He had said he would accompany Ms Khairunisa’s family to her hometown in Palembang once positive identification is made after a post-mortem in Surabaya.

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/south-east-asia/story/airasia-flight-qz8501-remains-stewardess-khairunisa-coffin-004-20150

Monash University has received advice that a valued member of our student community, Kevin Alexander Soetjipto has passed away following the Air Asia plane tragedy.

On this day, that would have been Kevin’s 21st birthday, we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Any students or staff needing support may contact our after hours counselling service on 1800 350 359. If students are overseas they can call +613 86205300.

: Monash student identified thru wallet wld have celebrated 21st b’day today

One of the bodies recovered has been identified as Kevin Alexander Soetjipto. The Malaysian Navy said the Monash University finance student was identified through a wallet found on his body.

Kevin was said to have been a valued student in his University and would have turned 21 today.

http://www.tnp.sg/news/qz8501-day-5-one-passenger-identified-monash-student-black-box-could-take-week-be-found

If our beautiful and wonderful crew is identified we will go from Surabaya to palembang with her parents. Heartbreaking soul destroying.

AirAsia QZ8501 flight attendant leaves touching love letter 2 weeks before crash

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A trainee flight attendant on board doomed AirAsia flight QZ8501 left a touching love letter from the sky for her boyfriend in one of her last Instagram posts.

‘I love you from 38,000 ft,’ 22-year-old Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi wrote on a napkin to her partner Divo just two weeks ago.

Ms Khairunisa has been tentatively identified as one of the seven bodies so far retrieved from the Java Sea after the aircraft crashed on Sunday, 42 minutes after taking off from Surabaya in Indonesia with 162 people on board.

'I love you from 38,000 ft': AirAsia stewardess Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi wrote on a napkin to her partner Divo two weeks ago

Along with photos of her travels, family and friends, Ms Khairunisa often shared messages to her boyfriend including his and her name written in sand on Instagram.

Ms Khairunisa often shared messages to her boyfriend including his and her name written in sand on Instagram

Ms Khairunisa spelt out the words ‘Love Divo’ for her boyfriend with her hands on an aircraft window

We only borrowed our daughter from God and now he has taken her back,’ Mr Haidar told the SMH.

Her family have been waiting at Juanda Airport near Surabaya in East Java province, where a crisis centre has been providing information to anxious relatives since the plane vanished from radars after departing the airport for Singapore.

‘This is what we expected, and the sooner the body is returned, the sooner we can have her back,’ Mr Haidar said.

Known to her friends as Nisa, her father said she would have put the lives of her passengers before her own.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2893086/AirAsia-flight-attendant-s-touching-love-letter-sky-two-weeks-killed-QZ8501.html

Candlelight vigil replaces fireworks display for Surabaya this New Year’s Eve

THE MAWAR SHARON CHURCH, SURABAYA LOST 41 MEMBERS

The tragedy appears to have hit Surabaya’s Christian community particularly hard.

Pastor Philip Mantofa of the Mawar Sharon Church in Surabaya was shocked to discover that 41 of the 162 passengers and crew were members of his church. He said it was it not unusual for many members to travel to Singapore for holidays.

More than 100 people gathered as Mantofa led a service of prayers and songs Wednesday at the Surabaya airport.

“Some things do not make sense to us but God is bigger than all this,” he said.

Counselors from the church hugged and prayed for relatives, including Linca Gonimasela, who lost her 13-year-old son, Adrian Fernando.

It was supposed to be a fun trip to Singapore with his aunt, uncle and their 3-year-old daughter. All four were aboard the plane. Linca couldn’t go on the trip as she had to work.

“He is my only son,” she said. “At first he didn’t want to go but later on he was persuaded to join them for the New Year holidays.”

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/look-passengers-crew-flight-8501-104608021.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

NST

SURABAYA: Special prayers were held for Christian family members of the Indonesia Air Asia QZ8501 passengers at the Juanda Airport here.

Members of the Mawar Sharon Charismatic church organised the session to help them through the difficult period, an official from the Civil Aviation authority said.

The congregants including the 100-odd next of kin started the prayers with the hymn entitled “Aku Berserah” (I Surrender All) led by a pastor from the church.

As they sang the family members held out their hands and some cried as they sang the hymn with tears.

A church member who coordinated the 15 minute session said some of the family members are also from the same Mawar Sharon congregation.

After the hymn they proceeded with prayers led by the pastor.
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Video: Aku Berserah keeps family strong

http://www.nst.com.my/node/67967?d=1

‘We hope it is our little sister’ stewardess’ family hopes body in uniform is hers…

Khairunisa, who was the youngest among three children, was born in Palembang. She studied law at Universitas Sriwijaya and joined AirAsia last year.

搜尋人員找到空服人員遺體,從制服上的名牌確認是她… http://bit.ly/1BhzP98

‪#‎亞航失聯‬ ‪#‎AirAsia‬

Searchers find remains of flight attendants, from brand-name recognized her on the uniform … http://bit.ly/1BhzP98 # AirAsia lost #AirAsia
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‘We hope it is our little sister’ stewardess’ family hopes body in uniform is hers

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AirAsia stewardess Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi (pic), who was on board QZ8501, wanted to celebrate the New Year in Surabaya, her father said.

Haidar said that was the last conversation he had with his 22-year-old daughter before she went to work for the last time.

Now the family is hoping her body has been found. They have accepted that she is gone.

Khairunisa’s brother, M. Ikhsan Nul Kamil, told Indonesian news portal Detik.com that if the authorities had found the remains of a stewardess, based on the red AirAsia flight attendant uniform on the body, he hoped it would be his sister’s.

“Kalau yang dimaksud pramugari, kami harap itu adik kami (If they are saying they have found the body of one of the air stewardess, then we hope it is our little sister),” Ikhsan told the news portal at the AirAsia crisis centre in Juanda, Surabaya, today.

The grieving man said the family, including parents, had accepted that Nisa, as Khairunisa was fondly called, was no longer with them.

“We are hanging on, being as strong as we can. We know she is gone,” Ikhsan said.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/stewardess-family-hopes-body-airasia-uniform-hers-080902871.html

光华日报 Kwong Wah Yit Poh added 4 new photos.
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【亚航客机失联】最新消息:

捞获遗体
为20岁见习空姐

印尼搜救人员今日再在爪哇海亚航QZ8501客机失事地点附近,捞获多具遗体,英国传媒报道,其中一名死者确认为见习空中服务员凯鲁妮莎(Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi),她年仅20岁。

其父向传媒表示,希望尽快领回女儿遗体,会把她送返家乡巨港安葬,当局已答应帮他们安排。

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Faces of some of those aboard the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501

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Pilots at the helm.

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The pilot Captain Irianto – a former fighter pilot – had clocked 6,100 hours of flying time, media reports like The Telegraph said.

The co-pilot was a 45-year-old Frenchman named Rémi Emmanuel Plesel, who was born in the French territory of Martinique, but lived in Paris’s 17th arrondissement. He had flown 2,275 hours.

Briton living in S’pore

Mr Choi Chi Man was on board the missing plane with his S’pore daughter Zoe, 2.

Internet Screengrab/ The Telegraph

The multi-lingual unit managing director of  speaks French, in addition to English and Chinese.

Educated in the UK – he holds an engineering degree from Essex University – Mr Choi worked in Paris before relocating to Southeast Asia.

http://www.tnp.sg/news/missing-air-asia-qz8501-theyre-some-faces-board

S’porean toddler Zoe, 2, was on her way home to her mother and brother on the missing

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Relatives and next-of-kin of passengers on the AirAsia flight QZ8501 wait for the latest news on the search of the missing jetliner at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Trisnadi Marjan)

Family members of passengers onboard AirAsia flight QZ8501 react at a waiting area in Juanda International Airport, Surabaya. Photo:Reuters

“I want my son to come back” – missing pilot’s father speaks to BBC. Watch:

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The father of the pilot of the missing AirAsia plane has been speaking about the possibility that his son may not come back alive.

Suwarto saw his son Iriyanto last week at the funeral of another of his sons who died of diabetes.

He told the BBC that whatever happened, “it was in the hands of fate”.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30622140?ocid=socialflow_twitter

flight : Biology teacher from Hwa Chong Institution among passengers

flight : maid on plane had gone home to attend wedding

AirAsia flight QZ8501: Pilot’s daughter pleads for father’s return in touching social media post

Published on Dec 29, 2014 10:26 AM

flight : Pilot’s daughter pleads for father’s return in heartbreaking post

The daughter of the pilot on missing Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 posted a touching message on social media on Sunday, pleading with her father to come home.

Captain Iriyanto’s older daughter Angela Anggi Ranastianis, 22, wrote in the message on Path: “Papa, come back, I still need you. Return my papa to me. Papa, come back, pa. Papa needs to be found, papa must return.”

Iriyanto has another daughter, seven-year-old Arya Galih Gegana, reported Liputan6.com and The Guardian.

The girls had reportedly been living with relatives in Yogyakarta, and had planned to return on Sunday evening to Iriyanto’s hometown of Sidorajo, East Java, to be with their mother, Ida, who had locked herself in her room after hearing that the plane had gone missing, The Guardian said.

A nephew of the pilot told Indonesian news portal Detik.com that Iriyanto is a very caring man who has never failed to help those in need.

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/south-east-asia/story/airasia-flight-qz8501-pilots-daughter-pleads-fathers-return-touching

SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS HAVE STOPPED DUE TO NIGHT FALL AND POOR WEATHER. They will resume tomorrow.

http://www.tnp.sg/news/breaking-air-asia-flight-surabaya-singapore-missing

Timeline of missing flight :

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The New Paper

LIVE UPDATES: Air Asia flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore missing

UPDATE (7.04pm):

According to Channel NewsAsia, the Singaporean on the missing Air Asia flight is a two-year-old girl, travelling with her British father.


UPDATE (6.38pm):

Indonesian who flew in from Surabaya on later flight says her fiance and his family are on missing flight

An Indonesian woman, Louise Sidharta, 25, who just arrived at Changi Airport told media that her fiance, Alain, 28, an entrepreneur, and his three brothers are on the missing Air Asia flight.

Ms Sidharta and some of her own relatives took the later flight and arrived at Changi Airport after 5pm.

http://www.tnp.sg/news/breaking-air-asia-flight-surabaya-singapore-missing

ANTARA ahli keluarga mangsa tidak dapat menahan kesedihan di Lapangan Terbang Juanda, Surabaya. Pix EPA

光明日報 Guang Ming Daily added 5 new photos.
4 hrs ·

印尼當局在泗水機場設立危機管理中心,乘客家屬陸續前往機場,打聽親人的最新消息。其中一名女子傷心地表示,她有7名家人在機上,包括媽媽及兄弟。

‪#‎亞航失聯‬ ‪#‎AirAsia‬

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flight : Relatives of missing passengers swarm Surabaya airport

官方未確認墜毀,我們和家屬都在期待一線生機!

(印尼‧耶加達28日綜合電)印尼廉航亞洲航空公司(AirAsia)一架載有162人,包括1名馬來西亞籍乘客的客機,周日由印尼泗水飛往新加坡途中,失去聯絡。

http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/587788

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Friends, relatives of passengers await news of at Changi Airport

In Singapore, 5 Indonesia embassy staff now at relatives’ holding area to offer help

@themmailonline List of passengers aboard missing Indonesia@AirAsia Flight

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1.10PM: The names of the crew on board missing flight AirAsia QZ8501 has been obtained by Metro TV:

Captain: Iriyanto
First Officer: Remi Emmanuel Plesel
Flight Attendants:
Wanti Setiawati
Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi
Oscar Desano
Wismoyo Ari Prambudi
Engineer: Saiful Rakhmad

The 155 passengers included 138 adults, 16 children and 1 baby.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/liveblog-airasia-qz8501/1553132.html

MalayMailOnline

List of passengers aboard missing Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501

Published: December 28, 2014 05:09 PM

According to Indonesia AirAsia, there were 155 passengers and seven crew on the plane including 16 children and one infant.

maiilonline.com/malaysia/article/list-of-passengers-aboard-missing-indonesia-airasia-flight-qz8501?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

: List of passengers onboard missing flight

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FACES OF GRIEF AND SHOCK

AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 to Singapore missing Anxious family members arriving at the airport in Surabaya

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Foreign Office confirm a British national was on missing AirAsia flight QZ8501

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Heel erg Latest on missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 from (Pic: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY) ”

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About 20 relatives of passengers, most Indonesians, now at Changi Airport holding area

Search for missing intensified

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Relatives of AirAsia passengers wait for news at Singapore airport

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Unidentified next-of-kin leaving the holding area at Changi T2 for relatives of the missing .

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Airport staff holds up a sign at Changi’s T2 to direct family members & friends seeking info on .

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: Two family members seen entering the holding area at Changi Airport’s Terminal 2

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: A holding area has been set up at Changi Airport to assist next-of-kin. This is how the entrance looks like

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