New attempt to lift AirAsia jet's fuselage fails as rope snaps

A fresh attempt to lift the sunken fuselage of the doomed AirAsia plane from the Java Sea today failed when a wire rope snapped after the wreckage reached the surface of the water, Indonesian officials said.

AirAsia plane climbed at speed `beyond normal` then stalled: Minister

An AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month with 162 people on board had climbed at a speed that was higher than normal and then stalled, Indonesia`s transport minister said Tuesday.

Indonesian divers chase crashed AirAsia black box pings
Indonesian divers chase crashed AirAsia black box pings

Indonesian military divers chased Saturday faint signals believed to be from the black box data recorders of an AirAsia plane that crashed in stormy weather, killing all 162 people on board.

Sea currents hinder search for wreckage; tail of crashed AirAsia plane located?
Sea currents hinder search for wreckage; tail of crashed AirAsia plane located?

International search teams Monday found three more bodies even as strong sea currents Monday hampered the search for the black boxes and bodies of more victims of the AirAsia plane that crashed Dec 28, 2014 with 162 people on board.

AirAsia QZ8501: Daughter of pilot appeals on TV not to blame her father

The daughter of the pilot of AirAsia flight QZ8501, which crashed on December 28 in the Java Sea while flying from Surabaya to Singapore has appealed national TV not to blame her father.

AirAsia crash: First funeral held, bad weather hampers search

Relatives held the first funeral for a victim of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 on Thursday as bad weather hampered efforts to locate the wreckage of the plane which crashed in the sea off Borneo with 162 aboard.

AirAsia plane may have touched down on water safely: Experts

The pilot of the crashed AirAsia plane may have pulled off the perfect emergency landing before it sank in the choppy waters of the Java Sea killing all the 162 people aboard, a media report said on Thursday.

AirAsia plane's wreckage drifts more than 50km

The wreckage of the ill-fated AirAsia Flight 8501 reportedly drifted more than 50km from the crash site as bad weather hampered search operations temporarily.

AirAsia victim with life jacket raises new questions about plane's last moments

A body recovered on Wednesday from the crashed AirAsia plane was wearing a life jacket, an Indonesian search and rescue official said, raising new questions about how the disaster unfolded.

AirAsia QZ8501: Airline confirms debris of missing plane, bodies retrieved
AirAsia QZ8501: Airline confirms debris of missing plane, bodies retrieved

AirAsia Tuesday confirmed that the debris spotted in the Java Sea, is from the missing flight QZ8501, even as three bodies confirmed to be those of passengers in the ill-fated plane were retrieved.

US to send second ship to aid search for AirAsia debris

The US Navy plans to send a second ship to help search for wreckage from an AirAsia jet that apparently crashed off the Indonesian coast, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

China deploys frigate for AirAsia flight search

China has deployed a navy frigate to join the search operation to locate the debris of the AirAsia aircraft that went missing on Sunday, officials said on Tuesday.

AirAsia relatives distraught as bodies found in sea

Relatives of passengers on AirAsia flight QZ8501 began crying hysterically and fainting on Tuesday as Indonesian television footage showed a body floating in the sea during aerial searches for the plane.

AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes says crash 'worst nightmare'

AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes on Tuesday said he was experiencing an airline chief executive's "worst nightmare" after wreckage and bodies were found in the search for Flight QZ8501.

AirAsia plane with 159 aboard overshoots Philippine runway

Philippine officials say an AirAsia Zest plane with 159 passengers and crew members overshot a runway in a central province after landing in windy weather from Manila.

Object spotted in sea not from AirAsia plane: Indonesian VP

An object spotted during a sea search for an AirAsia plane was not from the aircraft, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said Monday after reports that an Australian surveillance aircraft had found something.

AirAsia plane has tyre problem in Philippines

An AirAsia Zest plane with 184 people on board developed a tyre problem in the central Philippine city of Tagbilaran, prompting the airline, which is partly owned by AirAsia Philippines, to cancel the flight, officials said today.

Britain says one of its nationals on missing AirAsia jet

A British national was on board the AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that went missing in bad weather Sunday en route from Indonesia to Singapore, the foreign ministry said.

Search halted for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

Indonesia suspended until first light the search for an AirAsia plane that went missing Sunday in the Java Sea with 162 people on board after the crew requested a change of flight plan due to stormy weather.

US ready to assist in search for missing AirAsia jet

 

Washington: The United States said today it was ready to help search for an AirAsia plane that disappeared while traveling from Indonesia to Singapore, but that so far it had not been asked.