In the morning of Dec 28, 2014, an AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Surabaya, Indonesia, heading to Singapore was reported missing. It was due to land at about 8.30am, and as of 3.25pm, it has still not been found. Search and rescue operations are currently ongoing. In the past, with the disappearance of MH370 and the shooting down of MH17, I had used my social media networks – Twitter, Facebook and more – to keep friends updated as I sieved through streams of information to figure out for myself what the real story is.
In this day and age of misinformation and disinformation, I feel it is important that users like myself are discerning with the information we receive, especially if we’re going to share it. This time, I decided to curate these news bits using Storify instead.
Note: AirAsia has created a dedicated page for its statement. It has also created an emergency call centre for family members (+622129270811). Media inquiries at +622129270831.