On December 28, 2014, air traffic control lost contact with AirAsia flight from Indonesia to Singapore in the morning. The plane has crashed into the Java sea. There were 155 passengers on board, including 17 children, two pilots and five cabin crew. Search for bodies and debris continues.
Three bodies of AirAsia plane crash victims have been retrieved by an Indonesian rescue team.
The head of Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), Henry Bambang Soelistyo, said that the rescue operation in the AirAsia flight 8501 search area in the Java Sea will come to an end after after a week-long additional operation starting on March 9.
Indonesian authorities' investigations are leading to conclusions about the cause of the plane disaster which killed all 162 people on board when it crashed into the Java Sea in December.
The hunt for the remaining 92 victims of the AirAsia crash will resume later this week despite Indonesia's armed forces withdrawing from the search on Tuesday. So far, 70 bodies have been recovered in the Java Sea.
Indonesian salvage teams have resumed efforts on Monday to raise the wreck of the AirAsia passenger jet that went missing over the Java Sea late last year, the AirAsia carrier reports on its Facebook page.
Indonesian divers have begun an operation to raise the wreckage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 on Saturday; meanwhile, four more bodies have been found.
A total of 59 victims' bodies have been recovered so far.
The boxes were retrieved from the Java Sea last week. The recordings didn’t contain any voices except those of pilots, making the version of the terrorist attack highly unlikely.
Although experts are yet to analyze the data in the plane's flight recorders, they rule out the possibility of a terror attack as the crash reason.
Singapore Navy ship Swift Rescue arrived on Sunday in Changi Naval Base, marking the official end of the country's 20-days search effort.
US 7th Fleet Public Affairs office announced that the US Navy concluded its AirAsia search mission.
Experts can figure out the reasons behind a crash from a plane's hum.
Singapore Navy has found the fuselage of crashed AirAsia plane in the Java sea, Defense Ministry confirmed.
The fuselage of the aircraft lies 3 km from where the plane's tail was discovered. It will be lifted using air bags – the same method used to retrieve the airliner's tail.
Indonesian rescue workers have lifted up the second black box from the AirAsia plane wreckage in the Java sea and has already delivered it to investigators of the National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) on the Banda Aceh ship.
Divers are retrieving the black box from the AirAsia plane's wreckage, the chief of Indonesian national search and rescue operation in the Java Sea said.
Indonesian officials have announced Monday that AirAsia plane may have exploded when it hit the water. Indonesian navy divers retrieved one of the black boxes and located another underwater.
Indonesian rescuers are going to lift the cockpit voice recorder of the crashed AirAsia Boeing after the Navy has identified its location.
The chief of the Indonesian search and rescue operation reported that the flight data recorder of the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 was taken up from the sea bottom.
Indonesian transport minister said that the process of retrieving the recently found AirAsia plane's black box would be carried out Monday after the clearance of the debris.
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