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Thousands stranded in Indonesia as airports remain closed

Thousands of Indonesians were spending a miserable Eid today after failing to make it home to see their families after erupting volcanoes closed six airports, including in the country's second-biggest city.

Jul 17, 2015, 12:27 PM IST

Indonesia arrests man selling protected eagles on Facebook

Indonesian police posing as wildlife buyers have arrested a suspected trafficker for selling protected eagles on Facebook, an official said Wednesday.

Jul 08, 2015, 13:16 PM IST

Indonesia to call off search for AirAsia crash victims

Indonesia will on Sunday end a search for the bodies of 56 people missing from an AirAsia jet that crashed in the Java Sea in December, a national rescue agency official said.

Mar 18, 2015, 13:13 PM IST

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 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 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

Crashed AirAsia jet's black box found, to be retrieved Monday

The crucial black box of the crashed AirAsia jet was today found in the Java Sea stuck under debris from the plane's fuselage and will be retrieved Monday as the major breakthrough in the search raised hopes of unravelling the mystery of the crash soon.

Jan 11, 2015, 20:07 PM IST

Indonesian divers struggle to reach AirAsia wreckage

Elite Indonesian military divers battled strong currents on Thursday in an effort to reach the submerged tail of crashed AirAsia Flight 8501 in the hopes of finding crucial black box data recorders.

Jan 08, 2015, 11:14 AM IST

Australian experts help identify AirAsia victims

The Australian Federal Police has sent five forensic experts to Indonesia in an effort to help identify the bodies of passengers on AirAsia flight QZ8501, authorities said on Tuesday.

Jan 06, 2015, 07:44 AM IST

AirAsia crash: Search to continue with waves forecast 2-3 metres

Search and rescue operations on the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 will continue on Tuesday with waves forecast to be at 2-3 metres.

Jan 06, 2015, 06:05 AM IST

AirAsia boss says latest flight incident `not stalled engine`

AirAsia downplayed on Sunday an incident that saw one of its planes turned back before takeoff in Indonesia, a week after another of its jets crashed into the Java Sea with 162 on board.

Jan 05, 2015, 03:36 AM IST

AirAsia crash: 10 more bodies brought to hospital in Indonesia

Ten more bodies retrieved from the site where an AirAsia plane crashed in the Java Sea reached a hospital in Indonesia Saturday for identification.

Jan 03, 2015, 14:31 PM IST

Indonesia widens search area in hunt for AirAsia jet

Aircraft combed the sea and shoreline off Borneo on Saturday for wreckage from an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet, hoping to take advantage of a brief break in bad weather that has hampered efforts to find the plane and its black box flight recorders.

Jan 03, 2015, 08:10 AM IST

Recovery teams narrow AirAsia search

Indonesian recovery teams narrowed the search area for AirAsia Flight 8501 Friday, hopeful they were closing in on the plane`s crash site, with a total of 30 bodies and more debris recovered from the sea.

Jan 02, 2015, 18:46 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 relatives `surrender` to fate of loved ones

Raising their hands in the air and closing their eyes, dozens of grieving relatives sang on Wednesday of their "surrender" to God, wiping away tears as they came to terms with the loss of loved ones on AirAsia Flight QZ8501.

Dec 31, 2014, 14:09 PM IST

Bad weather halts recovery of bodies from AirAsia flight

 Stormy weather forced Indonesian rescuers on Wednesday to suspend their search for the bodies of 162 people aboard an ill-fated AirAsia plane, as investigators started trying to piece together why the flight plunged into the sea.

Dec 31, 2014, 09:31 AM IST

Search of AirAsia QZ8501: As it happened on Wednesday

The first two bodies from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crash have arrived back in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, where relatives are waiting.

Dec 31, 2014, 09:27 AM 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