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Families demand apology on AirAsia crash anniversary

Dec 28, 2015 - 8:13 PM

Relatives of some of the passengers AirAsia officials and the head of Indonesia s search and rescue agency gather in Surabaya for a private ceremony to remember those killed in the crash

AIRASIA CRASH ANNIVERSARY. Widya Sukarti Putri (C), widow of the pilot of the crashed AirAsia QZ-8501, holds flowers shortly after a private vigil to mark the first anniversary of the plane crash in Surabaya, Indonesia, December 28, 2015. Photo by Fully Handoko/EPA

After plane crash, AirAsia bounces back with travel pass offer

Feb 23, 2015 - 9:05 PM

Holders of the AirAsia Asean Pass and the AirAsia Asean Pass can avail of flights at a fixed rate to over 148 routes across all 10 ASEAN countries

Junjun Binay's arrest, heroes' welcome, Mayweather visits Pacquiao | The wRap

Jan 29, 2015 - 7:54 PM

The Senate arrests Makati Mayor Junjun Binay and frees him later Slain Special Forces receive a heroes’ welcome Mayweather visits Pacquiao in his hotel room

Divers find more bodies, reach AirAsia fuselage

Jan 23, 2015 - 9:23 PM

Divers have reached the fuselage this morning but they could not get in because there were so many cables and debris says S B Supriyadi a rescue agency official coordinating the search

RESCUE. Indonesian rescue personnel unload body bags from a military helicopter in Pangkalan Bun on January 22, 2015 containing bodies recovered from the underwater wreckage of ill-fated AirAsia flight QZ8501. Photo by Yudha Manx/AFP

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Jan 07, 2015 - 6:59 PM

Meralco bills continue to drop Cebu Pacific may face sanctions NASA finds the closest Earth like planets

Ice may have caused AirAsia crash – gov't agency

Jan 04, 2015 - 10:13 AM

Based on the available data received on the location of the aircraft s last contact the weather was the triggering factor behind the accident says a report from Indonesia s meteorological agency

TRAGIC FLIGHT. Members of an Indonesian search and rescue team prepare to set off to search at sea for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Manggar in East Belitung on December 30, 2014. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesia pledges AirAsia probe as plane parts found

Jan 03, 2015 - 10:41 PM

Search teams find four large parts of the airline s plane that crashed into the sea last weekend

SEARCH AND RESCUE. An official from Indonesia's national search and rescue agency in Medan, North Sumatra points at his computer screen to the position where AirAsia flight QZ8501 went missing off the waters of Indonesia. Photo by Sutanta Aditya/AFP

AirAsia search in Java Sea graveyard for WWII naval battle

Jan 02, 2015 - 4:27 PM

Old wrecks whether from battles or peacetime disasters have occasionally given false leads to modern searches

SEA SEARCH. The Indonesian Navy vessel KRI Bung Tomo takes part in search operations on January 1, 2015 for victims and debris from AirAsia flight QZ8501 that crashed in the Java Sea.  Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

First AirAsia funeral as bad weather hampers search

Jan 01, 2015 - 9:40 PM

The first funeral takes place on January 1 after one of the bodies was formally identified as a woman named Hayati Lutfiah Hami and was handed over to her family in Surabaya

Family members including the mother, center, of Lutfiah Hayati, first identified victim of AirAsia QZ8501, cries upon receiving her daughter's remains at the police hospital in Surabaya on Jan. 1, 2015. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Indonesia vows 'all-out effort' in search for AirAsia victims

Jan 01, 2015 - 3:59 PM

Officials warn it could take at least a week to find the AirAsia plane at sea while searchers promise to locate bodies soon

WEATHER CRUCIAL. An Indonesian helicopter searches for victims and debris during recovery operations on January 1, 2015 for AirAsia flight QZ8501 that crashed in the Java Sea. Seven bodies have so far been retrieved from the Airbus A320-200 carrying 162 people, which crashed during a storm on December 28 in the sea near the island of Borneo en route from Indonesia's second city of Surabaya to Singapore. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Timeline: Search for AirAsia Flight QZ8501

Jan 01, 2015 - 2:26 PM

Here is the series of events surrounding the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501

First AirAsia bodies arrive as bad weather stalls recovery

Dec 31, 2014 - 7:12 PM

The bodies are taken from an air force plane to a military ambulance for transport to a hospital for examination and identification but many exhausted families are left waiting for news as bad weather hampered search efforts

Indonesian military personnel carry coffins of victims recovered from the ill-fated Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501, upon their arrival at the military airbase in Surabaya, East Java on December 31, 2014 after being flown in from Pangkalan Bun, the town with the nearest airstrip to the crash site in Central Kalimantan. AFP PHOTO / JUNI KRISWANTO

Bad weather halts recovery of bodies from AirAsia flight

Dec 31, 2014 - 10:49 AM

UPDATED Stormy weather on Wednesday morning forces rescuers to suspend their search for more bodies

US sends warship as Indonesia expands AirAsia plane search

Dec 30, 2014 - 9:08 AM

UPDATED More than 48 hours after the Airbus A320 200 carrying 162 people lost contact en route from Indonesia to Singapore no clue has been found as to the plane s final location or fate

SEARCH CONTINUES. A member of the Indonesian military looks out of the window during a search and rescue (SAR) operation for missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501, over the waters of the Java Sea on December 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Juni KRISWANTO

Q and A: What happened to AirAsia flight QZ8501?

Dec 29, 2014 - 4:22 PM

From weather to similar plane mysteries aviation experts answer questions on the disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501

WHAT HAPPENED? People watch as an AirAsia plane (C) taxis on the tarmac after landing at terminal 1 at Changi international airport in Singapore on December 29, 2014. Photo by Mohd Fyrol/AFP

China offers help to find missing AirAsia flight

Dec 29, 2014 - 2:47 PM

China offers to send planes and ships to help in the search and rescue operations for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501

DEVASTATING TRAGEDY. Family members of passengers from missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 gather at the airport in Surabaya, East Java, on December 29, 2014. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Indonesia's transport ministry to review AirAsia operations

Dec 29, 2014 - 1:33 PM

AirAsia corporate secretary Audry Petriny says the company is ready to cooperate with the investigation team led by Indonesia s Aircraft Authority

AIRASIA. A passenger looks at an electronic display of arrivals showing today's AirAsia flight QZ 8501 flight having landed at Changi Airport in Singapore, 29 December 2014. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

No Filipinos onboard missing AirAsia flight – initial reports

Dec 28, 2014 - 5:42 PM

The DFA is still double checking to make sure no Filipinos were on board

This picture taken on February 15, 2012 shows an AirAsia airplane is flying over the Sukarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang. Adek Berry/AFP