AirAsia QZ8501: Indonesia reveals pilot's final call
December 30, 2014 12:20 am
The pilot of missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 asked to take the plane higher in his last request to air traffic control, Indonesian officials say.
He was given clearance two to three minutes later but made no reply.
The Airbus A320-200, which was carrying 162 people, disappeared on Sunday shortly after leaving Surabaya in eastern Java on its way to Singapore.
Meanwhile, the US says Indonesia has asked for its help in the search, which is resuming as day breaks.
The US state department said it was considering the request but refused to say what kind of assistance Indonesia had asked for.