Indonesia: Air Asia Flight QZ8501 Disaster Hits Christian Church Hard


The link below is to an article reporting on the heavy loss to Christian churches in Indonesia as a result of the Air Asia disaster.

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http://www.christiantoday.com/article/airasia.crash.killed.41.members.of.one.church/45225.htm

Here’s how AirAsia’s CEO is handling his airline’s first major crisis


Originally posted on Quartz:

“This is my worst nightmare,” tweeted AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, as he led his young airline’s response to the disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501 Sunday morning.

The plane, an Airbus A320, was on its way from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore when it lost contact with air-traffic controllers early Sunday morning. There were 162 people on board.

Fernandes quickly rallied his staff.

The low-cost airline, which has headquarters in Malaysia, took to social media with frequent updates about the situation, changing the signature red of its logo to grey on its website and social platforms.

Its charismatic CEO, Fernandes, who bought the carrier in 2001 for less than $1, transforming it from a failing enterprise into a multi-billion…

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The search for AirAsia’s missing flight has been temporarily suspended


Originally posted on Quartz:

This post is being updated as we receive more information on the incident.

An AirAsia flight with 162 people on board is missing after losing contact with air traffic control. Authorities have initiated search and rescue operations, but these have been suspended overnight and will resume in the morning.

Flight QZ8501 last had contact with air traffic control at 7:24 am local time (11:24 pm GMT) on Dec. 28, shortly after taking off from the Indonesian city of Surabaya.

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“The aircraft was on the submitted flight plan route and was requesting deviation due to enroute weather before communication with the aircraft was lost while it was still under the control of the Indonesian Air Traffic Control (ATC),” AirAsia said in a statement at 5:23 am GMT on Dec. 28, or about six hours after it last made contact with authorities on the ground. An Indonesian government spokesman added that the plane had…

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