Feb 6, 2015

Both TransAsia plane engines lost power before Taiwan crash

One of the engines on TransAsia Airways Flight 235 went idle 37 seconds after takeoff, and the pilots may have shut off the remaining engine before attempting to restart them, but the plane crashed before that could happen, Taiwan's top aviation safety official said ...

Feb 5, 2015

Fast-growing Asian airlines race to find qualified pilots

The deadly crash of a TransAsia plane into a river in Taiwan is again focusing the world's attention on the safety challenges facing fast-growing Asian airlines. TransAsia has been adding new routes rapidly since the Taiwanese carrier went public in 2011. TransAsia and others like ...

Indonesia military pulls out of AirAsia recovery effort

Jan 27, 2015

Indonesia military pulls out of AirAsia recovery effort

Indonesia's military on Tuesday withdrew from search and recovery efforts a month after an AirAsia passenger jet crashed, navy officials said. The Airbus A320 vanished from radar screens during bad weather on Dec. 28, less than half way into a two-hour flight from Surabaya, Indonesia's ...

First attempt to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia plane fails

Jan 24, 2015

First attempt to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia plane fails

Indonesian rescuers lifted the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner nearly to the water's surface before it sank to the ocean floor again when the lifting balloons deflated Saturday, a setback in the effort to recover more of the victims' remains. Four bodies were discovered ...

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 fuselage, ...

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 found ...