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AirAsia plane 'fuselage located'

AirAsia plane 'fuselage located'

The head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency, Bambang Soelistyo, said the fuselage had been spotted by search teams on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen posted pictures taken by an unmanned Singaporean vehicle on his Facebook page. He said the images confirmed the plane was flight QZ8501. #Singapore navy ship finds main...

AirAsia cockpit voice recorder found

AirAsia cockpit voice recorder found

Divers in the Java Sea have retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501, say officials. The retrieval comes a day after the first piece of the so-called black box, the flight data recorder, was also found and brought to shore. The aircraft with 162 people on board disappeared between Surabaya in...

AirAsia divers recover 'black box'

AirAsia divers recover 'black box'

Indonesian divers have retrieved the flight data recorder of crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501, say officials. The head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency, Bambang Soelistyo, said teams were still looking for the second device, its cockpit voice recorder. AirAsia flight QZ8501 disappeared in bad weather on 28 December with 162 people on board. The aircraft, which...

Divers find black box of crashed AirAsia jet: Indonesia ministry

Divers find black box of crashed AirAsia jet: Indonesia ministry

Indonesian divers Sunday found the black box of the AirAsia plane which crashed in the Java Sea a fortnight ago with 162 people aboard, the transport ministry said. But they failed to retrieve it because it was stuck under debris from the main body of the plane, it added. "The navy divers in Jadayat state...

AirAsia plane tail lifted from seabed

AirAsia plane tail lifted from seabed

The Indonesian navy has retrieved from the seabed the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed two weeks ago. Divers used an inflatable device to pull the tail to the sea's surface. They are also searching for the plane's "black box" flight recorders, which officials believe have been separated from the tail section. Divers tackle waves...

'Pings' detected in missing AirAsia search

'Pings' detected in missing AirAsia search

"Pings" have been detected in the Java Sea which could have come from the "black box" flight recorders of AirAsia flight QZ8501, officials say. The commander of the Indonesian armed forces, Gen Moeldoko, told the BBC divers had been sent to investigate. The pings were heard near where the plane's tail was found. Officials say...

AirAsia jet tail now found

AirAsia jet tail now found

Search teams looking for underwater wreckage from a crashed AirAsia passenger jet have located the tail of the aircraft, the section where the crucial black box flight recorders are housed, Indonesia's search and rescue agency chief said on Wednesday. Flight QZ8501 vanished from radar screens over the northern Java Sea on Dec. 28, less...

AirAsia plane was on unauthorised route

AirAsia plane was on unauthorised route

Indonesia yesterday pledged to investigate flight violations by AirAsia, as search teams found four large parts of the airline's plane that crashed into the sea last weekend with 162 people on board. The country's transport ministry said the ill-fated aircraft had been flying on an unauthorised schedule when it crashed, and the airline has...

Divers hope to reach QZ8501 wreckage

Divers hope to reach QZ8501 wreckage

Divers are hoping improved weather will allow them to reach wreckage of the AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the Java Sea a week ago. Four large objects thought to be debris from the plane have been detected by sonar, but stormy conditions have so far impeded the search. Flight QZ8501 crashed en route from...

'Big objects found' in AirAsia hunt

'Big objects found' in AirAsia hunt

Ships searching for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people on board have pinpointed two "big objects" on the sea floor, the head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency said on Saturday. The Airbus A320-200 plunged into the Java Sea on Sunday while en route from Indonesia's second-biggest city Surabaya to Singapore. No survivors have been found.

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