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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 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...

Indonesia halts search for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

Indonesia halts search for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

Indonesia called off until first light a search for an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board that went missing on Sunday after pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from Indonesia's Surabaya city to Singapore. Search for #AirAsia flight #QZ8501 suspended for the night, Indonesian Ministry of Transport...

Heathrow cancels flight amid Gonzalo warning

Heathrow cancels flight amid Gonzalo warning

Heathrow has said about 10% of flights will be cancelled on Tuesday, as strong winds are expected when the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the UK. Flights with the 20 biggest carriers would be affected, it said. British Airways (BA) said it had cancelled flights on Tuesday ahead of the expected severe weather. The remains of...

'MH17 passenger wore oxygen mask'

'MH17 passenger wore oxygen mask'

Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans has said that one of the 298 people killed in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine was found wearing an oxygen mask. His revelation casts doubt on the theory that all on board died instantly when the plane was hit by a missile. An initial report...

28kg gold found at Ctg airport

28kg gold found at Ctg airport

Customs officials recovered 240 gold bars weighing around 28 kilogrammes from a flight at Shah Amanat International Airport in the port city of Chittagong this evening. The flight of Regent Airways from Bangkok landed at the airport at 6:30pm, reports our Chittagong correspondent. On information, the officials searched the flight and found the gold bars...

Bangladesh airliner catches fire on landing in Nepal, no injuries

Bangladesh airliner catches fire on landing in Nepal, no injuries

A rear wheel of an Airbus A-310 operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines caught fire on landing at Nepal's international airport in Kathmandu on Monday, but there were no injuries, an official said. All 201 passengers, one infant and 11 crew on board the flight from Dhaka were evacuated, airport spokesman Birendra Shrestha said. He said...

AirAsia launches first flight into loss-making India

AirAsia Bhd's Indian joint venture launched its debut flight on Thursday, promising the budget airline would buck the trend of accelerating losses that is hurting rivals and break-even around October. High costs, low fares and a highly competitive market have left all but one of India's big airlines losing cash. Jet Airways Ltd and SpiceJet Ltd last month reported record losses as a price war intensified. But Chief Executive Mittu Chandilya believes his airline can break-even "in four months"."India is a...

Australia flights resume as volcanic ash disperses

Australia flights resume as volcanic ash disperses

Australian airlines are resuming flights in and out of the northern city of Darwin after a volcanic ash cloud that forced cancellations dispersed. Operations at Darwin International Airport were returning to normal on Sunday afternoon. However, ash is still emerging from Indonesia's Mount Sangeang Api volcano and further flight disruption is not ruled out. Friday's eruption...

MH370 plane search at 'critical juncture'

MH370 plane search at 'critical juncture'

The search area for the missing MH370 plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says Malaysia's acting transport minister. Hishammuddin Hussein said an underwater drone would finish searching the area within the next week. The Bluefin 21 mini-submarine has so far found nothing after six missions. Malaysia Airlines...

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