Team fails to float AirAsia fuselage

2015-01-24 14:22

Indonesian salvage teams have failed to raise the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501 from the sea, but recovered more bodies.

Australian loses Indonesia death row appeal

2015-01-22 16:42

An Australian drug smuggler on death row in Indonesia has lost his appeal for presidential clemency, meaning he could soon face the firing squad alongside a compatriot also convicted of trafficking.

AirAsia jet's alarm 'screamed' before crash

2015-01-21 14:43

Warning alarms in AirAsia flight QZ8501 were "screaming" as the pilots desperately tried to stabilise the plane just before it plunged into the Java Sea last month, a crash investigator says.

Indonesia will not publish AirAsia crash report

2015-01-21 08:26

Indonesia will not release to the public a 30-day preliminary report detailing its investigation into the crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed all 162 people.

Indonesia: No evidence of terrorism in AirAsia crash

2015-01-19 14:09

Indonesian investigators say they have found no evidence so far that terrorism played a part in the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 that killed all 162 people on board last month.

Search teams mull decision to raise AirAsia fuselage

2015-01-19 11:07

Indonesian search teams are considering whether to use a crane to lift the fuselage of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month.

Indonesia prepares to execute 6 drug smugglers

2015-01-17 16:30

Five foreigners and an Indonesian woman sentenced to death on drug charges will be executed by firing squad despite international pleas, Indonesian officials have said.

Divers make fresh bid to reach AirAsia jet

2015-01-16 07:38

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

US couple stand trial for Bali suitcase murder

2015-01-14 17:58

A US man and his pregnant girlfriend are on trial for the murder of the woman's mother, whose battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase on Indonesia's resort island of Bali.

Divers investigate possible AirAsia fuselage

2015-01-14 11:14

Indonesian divers are investigating 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.

Divers locate 'key' AirAsia cockpit voice recorder

2015-01-12 11:22

Divers have retrieved one black box and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, a key development that will help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea.

Divers find black box of crashed AirAsia jet

2015-01-11 15:25

Indonesian divers have found the black box of the AirAsia plane which crashed in the Java Sea a fortnight ago with 162 people aboard, the transport ministry says.

AirAsia's fuselage found - searchers

2015-01-11 07:40

Indonesian search teams believe a sonar scan has detected the fuselage of an AirAsia airliner that crashed two weeks ago.

Crashed AirAsia plane's tail hoisted from sea

2015-01-10 10:07

Investigators searching for black boxes in the crashed AirAsia plane have lifted the tail portion out of the sea, but are still unsure if the black boxes are inside.

Indonesia cracks down on cheap fares

2015-01-08 16:07

Indonesia's transport ministry has cracked down on the sale of cheap tickets for domestic flights to ensure airlines do not cut corners on safety.

Tail of crashed AirAsia plane found

2015-01-07 07:50

Recovery teams have found the tail of the crashed AirAsia Flight 8501 in the Java Sea, the Indonesian search chief says.

Divers go down to AirAsia wreckage as weather clears

2015-01-06 10:28

Indonesian search officials have sent divers down to the bed of the Java Sea during a break in bad weather in hopes of recovering more bodies from the wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501.

Search area shifts slightly for crashed AirAsia plane

2015-01-06 08:00

The search operation for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 is set to spread slightly eastward as the weather and currents drag wreckage in that direction, the head of Indonesia’s rescue agency says.

Indonesia cracks down on officials after AirAsia crash

2015-01-05 14:15

Indonesia’s transportation ministry has revealed plans to implement stringent measures against everyone who allowed AirAsia Flight 8501 to take off without proper permits.

Latest AirAsia flight incident 'not stalled engine'

2015-01-05 06:30

AirAsia has downplayed 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.

Prayers held as divers wait to check AirAsia site

2015-01-04 14:35

More than a thousand worshippers attended somber Sunday services at an Indonesian church devastated by the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501, praying for relatives of lost loved ones.

Ice may have caused AirAsia crash - agency

2015-01-04 07:20

Weather was the "triggering factor" in the fatal crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 a week ago, with icing likely causing engine damage, according to Indonesia's meteorological agency.

Indonesia to probe all AirAsia flight schedules

2015-01-03 12:02

Indonesia’s transport ministry is set to investigate all Indonesia AirAsia flight schedules, a government official says, as part of a government probe into the passenger jet that crashed into the sea last week.

Searchers find 2 big parts of crashed AirAsia plane

2015-01-03 07:16

Recovery teams have found two big parts of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which crashed into the sea last weekend with 162 people on board, Indonesia's top search official says.

AirAsia crash: 7 more bodies recovered

2015-01-02 10:40

Investigation into the AirAsia crash has turned to the ocean floor, with more sonar equipment and metal detectors deployed to scour the seabed for wreckage, including the plane’s black boxes.


Divers find more bodies, reach AirAsia fuselage

2015-01-23 16:24

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

Divers retrieve 3 bodies from AirAsia wreckage

2015-01-22 09:09

Indonesian Navy divers have retrieved three bodies from the crashed AirAsia wreckage after finally reaching the plane’s fuselage in the Java Sea.

AirAsia jet’s climb mirrors Air France disaster

2015-01-21 13:09

Analysts say AirAsia Flight QZ8501 climbed too fast before stalling and plunging into the sea, drawing ‘striking’ similarities between the Java Sea accident and the 2009 crash of an Air France jet.

Minister: AirAsia jet climbed fast, then stalled

2015-01-20 16:33

An AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month with 162 people on board climbed at a faster than normal speed and then stalled, the Indonesian transport minister has said.

Australia pushes to save drug offenders on death row

2015-01-19 13:41

Canberra is pursuing efforts to save two convicted Australians from the firing squad in Indonesia after Jakarta executed six drug offenders.

Rough seas prevent divers from reaching fuselage

2015-01-17 20:37

High waves and strong currents again prevented Indonesian navy divers from accessing the fuselage and what is believed to be the cockpit from the crashed AirAsia plane.

Weather foils AirAsia diving attempts, again

2015-01-16 18:21

Bad weather has once again left a team of 81 Indonesian divers frustrated after attempts to inspect the fuselage of the AirAsia plane that crashed last month were interrupted.

AirAsia divers search for victims in found fuselage

2015-01-15 08:39

Indonesian divers are searching 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.

Navy ship finds AirAsia plane’s fuselage

2015-01-14 15:13

A Singapore navy ship has found the fuselage of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the sea late last month with 162 people on board, the city-state's defence chief said Wednesday.

Divers retrieve 2nd black box from AirAsia crash

2015-01-13 05:50

Divers have retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane's second black box from the bottom of the Java Sea, giving investigators the essential tools they need to start piecing together what brought Flight 8501 down.

Flight data recorder retrieved from crashed AirAsia plane

2015-01-12 05:53

Indonesian navy divers have retrieved one of the two black boxes from an AirAsia plane that crashed two weeks ago, as the search for the second recorder and fuselage continue.

Orangutan returns to wild, but abandons son

2015-01-11 12:22

A once-blind female orangutan who regained her sight with surgery has returned to the rain forests of Indonesia's Sumatra island, but with only one of her young twins, an environment group says.

Black boxes not found in AirAsia plane tail

2015-01-10 19:03

Indonesian officials have confirmed that the black box flight recorders of a crashed AirAsia passenger jet have not yet been recovered, after they hoped to find them in the plane's tail section.

Pings detected in hunt for AirAsia black boxes

2015-01-09 06:36

Ping signals believed to be from the black box data recorders of crashed AirAsia Flight 8501 have been detected, offering strong hopes of explaining the disaster.

Divers fail to locate AirAsia flight recorders

2015-01-08 14:28

Indonesian Navy divers have failed to locate the flight recorders from the tail section of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea in late December.

AirAsia crash: Why there is a race against time

2015-01-06 09:44

A top Indonesian official says speed is of utmost importance when it comes to maritime disasters because bodies deteriorate quickly in water.

AirAsia crash: What happens to bodies in water?

2015-01-06 06:00

A top Indonesian official says speed is of utmost importance when it comes to maritime disasters because bodies deteriorate quickly in water.

AirAsia crash: Indonesia expands search for bodies

2015-01-05 07:50

Recovery teams have expanded their search in the Java Sea as they race to find bodies and wreckage form AirAsia Flight QZ8501.

Sister learnt brother was on AirAsia flight from selfie

2015-01-04 16:25

An Indonesian woman first feared that her brother was on AirAsia Flight 8501 when she was sent a selfie of him and his friends boarding one of the carrier's planes at Surabaya airport.

Divers try to reach suspected AirAsia wreck site

2015-01-04 09:05

Divers grappled with light rain and rolling waves as they tried to reach what is believed to be the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501.

Four large objects found in AirAsia wreck hunt

2015-01-03 19:12

Four large objects have been found on the sea floor as the hunt continues for AirAsia Flight 8501 wreckage.

Doomed AirAsia flight schedule unauthorised – official

2015-01-03 08:26

The AirAsia plane that crashed last weekend was flying on an unauthorised schedule, Indonesia's transport ministry says, adding it had now frozen the airline's permission to fly the route.

Some AirAsia victims still strapped to seats

2015-01-02 20:28

AirAsia Flight 8501 rescue teams battling monsoon rains had their most successful day yet, more than tripling the number of bodies pulled from the Java Sea, some still strapped to their seats.

MH370 relatives view Indonesia crash with empathy, envy

2015-01-02 09:22

Their own mystery unsolved, families of the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370 view Indonesia crash with empathy, envy.

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