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Missing plane AirAsia Flight QZ-8501 has not “landed” at Changi Airport at Terminal 1 in Singapore.
A screenshot of the terminal, saying the plane “landed” there is not true. Another plane with the same number and route landed on Monday morning.
There misleading reports saying the plane had landed safely.
An Indonesian family reportedly missed boarding Flight QZ8501 after they failed to read an email from AirAsia advising them of a change in departure time.
Ari Putro Cahyono and nine members of his family would have boarded the Singapore-bound flight on Sunday had it not been for the unread message.
Ari said he and his relatives had arrived at Surabaya's Juanda International Airport at 5:30am - 10 minutes after QZ8501 departed.
The flight was originally scheduled to depart at 7:20am.
Not long into the flight, the plane’s cabin crew requested to air traffic controllers to ascend from 32,000 to 38,000 feet to avoid a cloud,according to Indonesian authorities. But the controllers denied the request because of “traffic,” according to the Indonesian newspaper Kompas.
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Ari and his brother-in-law arrived together in the first of two cars at around 5am, just in time to see another pair of latecomers race through the departure process and make it to the boarding lounge.
They could have followed if they had not been waiting for the second car, which was carrying the women and children, along with the matriarch of the clan.
So they resigned themselves to their fate and began trying to negotiate a later flight with the budget carrier's ground staff.
As the family argued the toss in the airport, at 5.35am, the A320 Airbus numbered QZ8501 took off. When, 37 minutes later, at 6.12am local time, the pilot asked permission to divert around a storm, the family were cooling their heels at the airport. Five minutes later, the plane lost communication with the tower and, a minute later, fell off the radar.
The world now knows that grave fears are held for the safety of that flight and the 162 passengers and crew on board.
But it was 9am local time before an airport official approached Christianawati and her big family and said the words she will never forget.
"This must have been the best Christmas gift your family ever received," she recalls him saying. "The flight you were supposed to be on has crashed."
AS the search resumes for a missing AirAsia Indonesia aircraft, an aviation expert has questioned why the electronic locator transmitter on the plane did not activate.
Captain Des Ross who specialises in aviation security and risk assessment, said all modern aircraft were fitted with an ELT that automatically activated when an aircraft crashed into water, or on land.
MYSTERY: Air Asia jet loses contact with air traffic control
He said information from the transmitters would be relayed to satellites and on to search and rescue agencies, such as Australian Marine Search And Rescue (AMSAR) in Canberra.