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 ...

Jan 2, 2015

French investigators to arrive Friday at AirAsia crash scene

France’s crash investigation agency said its specialist black box search team and equipment would arrive early Friday at the search area for the AirAsia flight that crashed on Sunday en route from Indonesia to Singapore. France’s BEA crash investigation agency assists in the investigation ...

Dec 31, 2014

MSDF destroyers, choppers to help with AirAsia jet search

The Japanese government said Wednesday it will send two Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers and three helicopters to help with search efforts after an AirAsia jetliner crashed off Indonesia with 162 people on board. The destroyers and helicopters will leave for the suspected crash site ...

Dec 30, 2014

French co-pilot of missing jet 'dreamed' of flying: sister

The sister of Remi Plesel, the French co-pilot of the AirAsia jet that disappeared Sunday with 162 people on board, paid tribute Monday to an “excellent” pilot who had dreamed of flying as a boy. Aviation was his “passion,” his sister, Renee, told French ...