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AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control: Report

The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unorthodox procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to save the plane, two people familiar with the investigation said.

Jan 31, 2015, 10:14 AM IST

Divers find more bodies, reach AirAsia fuselage

Indonesian divers on Friday finally reached the fuselage of an AirAsia plane that crashed last month, an official said, as four more bodies were recovered from the Java Sea.

Jan 23, 2015, 19:31 PM IST

Indonesia will not make public full preliminary AirAsia crash report

Indonesian investigators may release some initial findings next week into last month`s crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed 162 people, but the full preliminary report will not be made public, a government official said on Wednesday.

Jan 22, 2015, 01:07 AM IST

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.

Jan 20, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

AirAsia crash probe focuses on human error, plane damage

 Investigators examining the cockpit voice recorder of a crashed AirAsia jet said Tuesday they were considering whether human error or problems with the plane caused the accident, after ruling out terrorism.

Jan 20, 2015, 14:45 PM IST

AirAsia crash not due to terrorism: Investigators

Indonesian investigators probing the deadly AirAsia crash on Monday ruled out any terror or pilot suicide angle in the tragedy after analysing the cockpit voice recorder to determine what caused the plane to plunge into the Java Sea.

Jan 19, 2015, 22:26 PM IST

Divers make fresh bid to reach AirAsia jet main body

Indonesian divers on Friday made a fresh attempt to reach the main body of an AirAsia plane that crashed in the sea last month with 162 people on board, after their initial bid failed due to bad weather and rough seas.

Jan 16, 2015, 09:41 AM IST

Divers hunt for victims in crashed AirAsia jet`s main body

Indonesian divers on Thursday headed to the main body of an AirAsia jet that crashed last month, hoping to recover more victims from the disaster, a day after it was finally located by a navy ship.

Jan 15, 2015, 10:56 AM IST

Indonesia investigators hope to get clues to AirAsia crash in days

Indonesian investigators began examining on Wednesday the black box flight recorders from an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed more than two weeks ago, and hope to unlock initial clues to the cause of the disaster within days.

Jan 14, 2015, 12:01 PM IST

Divers investigate object thought to be AirAsia jet fuselage

Indonesian divers on Wednesday investigated an object believed to be the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jet and the resting place of most of the victims, after retrieving the black boxes of the plane that went down with 162 people on board.

Jan 14, 2015, 09:52 AM IST

Retrieved AirAsia black box in good condition

 The flight data recorder of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 retrieved Monday is in good condition and is ready to be opened for analysis, Indonesia`s National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) said.

Jan 12, 2015, 17:24 PM IST

AirAsia jet's tail to be lifted on Friday: Official

Rescuers plan to start lifting the AirAsia jet's tail from the seabed in the Java Sea using a balloon tomorrow, a top Indonesian official said on Thursday, raising hopes of retrieving the black box crucial to solve the mystery of the fatal crash.

Jan 09, 2015, 00:29 AM IST

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.

Jan 05, 2015, 23:02 PM IST

Weather 'triggering factor' behind AirAsia crash: Govt agency

Extreme bad weather was the "triggering factor" behind the AirAsia plane crash with icing likely causing engine damage, Indonesia's meteorological agency has said in the first official word on the possible reasons for the horrific incident.

Jan 04, 2015, 20:25 PM IST

Four large parts of crashed AirAsia jet found on sea floor

Search teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people on board have found four large parts of the plane on the sea bed, the head of Indonesia`s search and rescue agency said on Saturday.

Jan 03, 2015, 20:58 PM IST

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.

Jan 02, 2015, 00:37 AM IST

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.

Jan 01, 2015, 22:37 PM IST

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.

Dec 31, 2014, 17:16 PM IST

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.

Dec 31, 2014, 00:17 AM IST

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.

Dec 30, 2014, 21:42 PM IST