Searchers Recover Tail of Crashed AirAsia Flight [PHOTOS]

Indonesian search and rescue teams on Saturday raised the tail of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 jet that crashed in the Java Sea nearly two weeks ago with the loss of all 162 people on board. Searchers found the tail on Wednesday at a depth of about 100 feet approximately 20 miles from the plane's last known location. Divers were able to raise the tail using inflatables and then … [Read more...]

Hunt for Black Boxes Still On After AirAsia Plane’s Tail Located

By Fathiya Dahrul and Rieka Rahadiana (Bloomberg) -- Divers looking for the crashed AirAsia Bhd. jetliner found part of the plane’s tail, putting them a step closer to locating the black boxes that may explain the accident. The search since yesterday is focusing on finding objects under water as the number of bodies being found is dropping, F.H. Bambang Sulistyo, the head … [Read more...]

Chinese, U.S. Navy Ships to Join AirAsia Search

By David Fickling, Herdaru Purnomo and Fathiya Dahrul (Bloomberg) -- Chinese and U.S. military ships are heading to seas south and west of Borneo where a AirAsia Bhd. passenger jet is suspected of crashing as the search enters its third day. The USS Sampson will arrive today in the area where flight QZ8501 vanished Dec. 28 carrying 162 people, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said … [Read more...]

Massive Sea Search for Missing AirAsia Flight

By Herdaru Purnomo, Fathiya Dahrul and Chong Pooi Koon (Bloomberg) -- Search crews scouring the Java Sea for a missing AirAsia Bhd. passenger jet failed to find any trace for a second day as authorities suspect the plane carrying 162 people crashed into the waters off Indonesia. Twelve vessels were joined by dozens of inflatable boats and six warships as well as military … [Read more...]