AirAsia flight QZ8501: Last position believed to be between Belitung island and Kalimantan

JAKARTA - The last position of missing Air Asia Indonesia flight QZ8501 is believed to be somewhere between Belitung island and Kalimantan in Indonesia.

"We are coordinating with rescue team and looking for its position. We believe it is somewhere between Tanjung Pandan, a town on Belitung island, and Kalimantan," AFP quoted Indonesia's air transportation director-general Djoko Murjatmodjo as saying.

Airforce spokesman Marsma Hadi Tjahjanto confirmed that the air force was using the last point of contact to conduct an air search.

He said the air force radar recorded the weather at the time as cloudy, Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The plane was travelling from Surabaya to Singapore on Sunday morning. It has 155 passengers - 149 Indonesians, one Singaporean, one British, one Malaysian and three Koreans - according to Indonesia's Transport Ministry.

Murjatmodjo said the plane also had seven crew members.