AirAsia jet's alarms 'screaming' before crash: investigator

Jan 22, 2015

AirAsia jet's alarms 'screaming' before crash: investigator

Warning alarms in AirAsia Flight QZ8501 were “screaming” as the pilots desperately tried to stabilize the plane just before it plunged into the Java Sea last month, a crash investigator said Wednesday. The noise of several alarms — including one that indicated the plane ...

Jan 20, 2015

AirAsia jet climbed fast then stalled: minister

An AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month with 162 people on board climbed at a faster than normal speed and then stalled, the Indonesian transport minister said Tuesday. Flight QZ8501 went down on Dec. 28 in stormy weather during what ...

Singapore navy finds fuselage of AirAsia plane in Java Sea

Jan 15, 2015

Singapore navy finds fuselage of AirAsia plane in Java Sea

A Singaporean navy ship has found the crashed AirAsia plane’s fuselage, a 30-meter-long section with a wing attached, in the Java Sea, authorities said Wednesday. Images taken by a remote-controlled vehicle from the ship showed parts of the plane’s wing and words on the ...

Airbus to fit floating black boxes to its long-haul jets

Jan 13, 2015

Airbus to fit floating black boxes to its long-haul jets

Long-haul Airbus A350 and A380 passengers jets will soon come equipped with ejectable black boxes that can float, making them easier to find in an air crash at sea, aviation sources said Monday. “At the end of last year Airbus got the green light ...

Divers find both black boxes from AirAsia jet

Jan 12, 2015

Divers find both black boxes from AirAsia jet

Divers retrieved one black box Monday and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, a key development that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea. The cockpit voice recorder was ...

Tail of crashed AirAsia QZ8501 found: Indonesia

Jan 7, 2015

Tail of crashed AirAsia QZ8501 found: Indonesia

Recovery teams have located the tail of the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea, the Indonesian search chief said Wednesday, the as relief operations entered their 11th day. “We have successfully obtained part of the plane that has been our target. The ...

Strong currents slow search for AirAsia wreckage

Jan 7, 2015

Strong currents slow search for AirAsia wreckage

Strong currents forced Indonesia to expand the search area for the crashed AirAsia plane Tuesday, as rough seas and bad weather pushed debris and made it difficult to reach suspected chunks of the fuselage on the ocean floor. Two more bodies were retrieved Tuesday, ...

Prayers held as weather blocks divers from AirAsia site

Jan 5, 2015

Prayers held as weather blocks divers from AirAsia site

Relatives of those who died in the AirAsia crash sought strength in prayer Sunday, one week after the disaster killed all 162 on board, as rough weather again prevented searchers from reaching a large object on the ocean floor believed to be the plane’s ...