Indonesian authorities suspended their search for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 late last night, hoping to continue their efforts this morning. The plane, which went missing en route to Singapore from Indonesia at around 4pm AEST yesterday, has now become the focus of international attention.

A confirmed passenger list was released from AirAsia, who have also set up crisis centres in both Surabaya, Indonesia and Changi International Airport in Singapore. There are 155 passengers on board, including 17 children and a baby.
The Group CEO of AirAsia, Tony Fernandes, has expressed his anguish over the situation on Twitter, saying it is his ‘worst nightmare’ and telling his staff to stay strong.

More as it happens.