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.
According to an Indonesian transport ministry's official, divers have found AirAsia plane's black box Sunday.
According to the earlier media reports, AirAsia's black box was found 0.5 miles east of the area, where the plane's broken tail had been lifted from the seabed on Saturday.
The head of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency thanks the Russian rescuers for their help and praises their professionalism. The Russian team has worked at the crash site since January 2 and has essentially contributed to the retrieval of the plane's tail.
Three search vessels receive signals coming from a location a kilometer east of the place where the tail was found. Divers will be sent to look for the source of these signals.
After 14 days of search rescuers succeed in retrieving the crashed Boeing's tail. Russian divers, the only foreign team in this operation, have played a major role in raising the tail.
The Tow Fish sonar aboard the destroyer can identify objects on the seafloor as small as a golf ball, according to members of the US Navy team.
Russian rescuers are assisting their Indonesian colleagues in recovering the A320 Airbus from Java Sea, the Russian search team's head said Friday.
Head of the Indonesian rescue team Muhammad Aga Ridha Aldila stated that rescuers have found another fragment of the AirAsia plane that crashed in the Java Sea with two bodies of the passengers, strapped to their seats.
The signal from the black boxes of the crashed AirAsia plane reportedly has been detected.
The chief of the underwater search unit of Indonesia's Western Fleet Command stated that Indonesian divers are prepared to lift the wreckage of the tail of the AirAsia plane that was found in the Java Sea.
Russian Emergency Ministry's Be-200 amphibious aircraft examined more than 116 square miles of water area in the search area of the crashed AirAsia Airbus, according to the statement of Russian Emergencies Ministry.
AirAsia Indonesia will pay $100,000 to families of victims of QZ8501 Airbus crash, according to the CEO of company Sunu Widyatmoko.
Head of the Indonesian national search and rescue services Henry Bambang Sulisto stated that tail of the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been found in the Java Sea.
The US State Department said that the United States continues to support the ongoing search operation for missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501.
The area of rescue operations for the AirAsia jet, crashed into the Java Sea, will be expanded on Wednesday, according to the chief of Indonesia's search and rescue agency Basarnas.
Eduard Chizhikov chief military expert of Russian Emergencies Ministry's Centrospas stated that divers have picked up signals from a large object in the area of the Java Sea that is being searched for Indonesia's AirAsia plane.
Search teams have recovered two bodies from the Java Sea on the tenth day of search operations for AirAsia's flight QZ8501.
The search area for the wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 was widened to 287 nautical miles, according to Lt. Col. Jhonson Simatupang of the Indonesian Air Force.
Russian search and rescue helicopters are approaching the location where 30 objects and a body in a life jacket have been found by the Russian Be-200 amphibious aircraft.
The rescuers are waiting for the possibility to resume exploration and conclude whether the found wreckage belongs to the crashed plane's fuselage.
According to an Indonesian police chief, a team of 260 Indonesian and international experts are working on identifying victims' bodies. The remains of 34 victims recovered so far have been flown to the city of Surabaya.