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Boeing black boxes flown to France as jets grounded worldwide

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:11 PM

France's BEA air safety agency confirms it has received the recorders from the plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10

MOURNING. Family members mourn the victims at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in the Oromia region, on March 13, 2019. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Black box recovered from EgyptAir crash site

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:19 PM

The device is found broken into pieces but the salvage experts manage to retrieve the recorder s crucial memory unit

RECOVERED. A handout picture provided by Deep Ocean Search Ltd (DOS) on 16 June 2016 shows the search vessel 'S.V. John Lethbridge' in Alexandria, Egypt, 09 June 2016. Photo by F. BASSEMAYOUSSE/DOS LTD/EPA

AirAsia cancels flights, denies pilot revolt to blame

Dec 02, 2015 - 7:09 PM

AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes says flu epidemic among pilots is what caused canceled flights on day AirAsia crash report was released

PILOT REVOLT? Canceled flights trigger rumours that pilots are unhappy with conditions in AirAsia. Photo by AFP

Poor pilot emergency training to blame for AirAsia crash: analysts

Dec 02, 2015 - 2:48 PM

This will have a detrimental impact on AirAsia as a whole

Pilots were said to have risked vertigo by flying at 500-1000 feet above sea water for many hours until they found debris and bodies.  Photo by AFP

AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes on crash probe: 'We will not leave any stone unturned'

Dec 01, 2015 - 4:58 PM

In a series of tweets Fernandes responds to the results of the investigation that blamed system error and crew action

'SCARS.' CEO of AirAsia Tony Fernandes attending a funeral ceremony for Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi, a flight attendant onboard AirAsia flight QZ8501, in Palembang, on Jan. 2. File photo by AFP

What caused AirAsia crash? Faulty control system, crew action

Dec 01, 2015 - 3:36 PM

Repeated problems with the system led to the pilots disengaging the autopilot in stormy weather in a bid to fix the situation and then losing control of the plane

Image apparently showing the back part of the plane on the sea bed. Image from Singaporean Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen's Facebook page

TIMELINE: What happened to AirAsia QZ8501?

Nov 24, 2015 - 5:50 PM

Here is a timeline from the day the plane crashed to other developments leading to the announcement on the investigation s results on Tuesday December 1

Image apparently showing the back part of the plane on the sea bed. Image from Singaporean Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen's Facebook page

Remember Air Asia crash from Indonesia to Singapore? Gov't to announce probe results

Nov 14, 2015 - 3:31 PM

Indonesia will announce the results of the probe on the plane that crashed during a trip from Surabaya to Singapore

DEVASTATING NEWS. Family members of passengers onboard the missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 react after watching news reports showing an unidentified body floating in the Java sea, inside the crisis-centre set up at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya on December 30, 2014. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Second black box found from French Alps plane crash

Apr 02, 2015 - 9:55 PM

UPDATED The second black box records technical flight data that could provide vital insights into the final moments of Flight 4U9525 before its crash

HARD CLIMB. A handout photo provided by the French Interior Ministry on 27 March 2015 shows search and rescue workers making their way through debris at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, above the town of Seyne-les-Alpes, southeastern France, 26 March 2015. Francis Pellier/Dicom/Ministre Interieur/Handout/EPA

AirAsia jet's alarms 'screaming' before crash: investigator

Jan 21, 2015 - 6:29 PM

The noise of several alarms – including one that indicated the plane was stalling – can be heard going off in recordings from the black box

A foreign investigator inspects debris from the AirAsia QZ8501 aircraft tail during the recovery mission at Panglima Utar Kumai Harbour in Kumai, Central Kalimantan, on January 12, 2015. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

AirAsia crash probe focuses on human error, plane damage

Jan 20, 2015 - 5:54 PM

Indonesia s National Transportation Safety Committee NTSC which is probing the crash said that it will release a preliminary report on January 28

BLACK BOX. Indonesian officers move the FDR (Flight Data Recorder) (C) of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 into a suitable protective transportation case in Pangkalan Bun after it was retrieved from the Java Sea on January 12, 2015. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

How divers battle nature in hunt for AirAsia debris

Jan 15, 2015 - 7:06 PM

The search has been tough even for veteran divers with some suffering nosebleeds after spending too long at depths of 30 meters

LOOKING FOR QZ8501. Indonesian navy divers on a boat after conducting operations to lift the tail of AirAsia flight QZ8501 from the sea bed on January 8, 2015. Adek Berry/EPA

Divers recover AirAsia cockpit voice recorder

Jan 13, 2015 - 10:08 AM

Both black boxes which hold vital information about the last moments of flight QZ8501 have now been recovered

Indonesian officers move the FDR (Flight Data Recorder) (C) of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 into a suitable protective transportation case in Pangkalan Bun after it was retrieved from the Java Sea on January 12, 2015. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Black Nazarene, Aquino on Garin, 'Charlie' worldwide rally | The wRap

Jan 10, 2015 - 12:07 AM

Millions flock to the Black Nazarene procession in Manila New Philippine health secretary: Janette Garin Protesters worldwide condemn the Paris attack

Pings detected in hunt for AirAsia black boxes: Indonesian official

Jan 09, 2015 - 11:51 AM

UPDATED Efforts to lift the tail using floatation devices were scuppered by rough seas

POOR VISIBILITY. Part of the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501, with the recognizable first parts of its logo, laying on the sea floor. Photo from Basarnas/EPA

Indonesian divers struggle to reach AirAsia wreckage

Jan 08, 2015 - 4:01 PM

Divers have reached the tail part but the visibility was below one meter so they only managed to retrieve various debris

ON THE SEA BED. Part of the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 laying on the sea floor. Photo from Basarnas/EPA

AirAsia plane search, Seniang death toll, Bilibid probe | The wRap

Dec 31, 2014 - 6:45 PM

The story of 2 families who missed that fatal AirAsia flight Seniang death toll rises to at least 53 The justice department orders: demolish VIP jail cells in the Philippines

British investigators downloading MH17 black box data

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:56 PM

The boxes – which are actually orange in color – are delivered to Farnborough by the Dutch Safety Board OVV which is leading an international investigation into the crash

BLACK BOX. Debris of the Boeing 777, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed during flying over the eastern Ukraine region near Donetsk, Ukraine, 17 July 2014.  Photo by PHOTOMIG/EPA

Black box found at plane crash site in Ukraine

Jul 18, 2014 - 2:59 PM

Emergency crews find one of MH17 s black boxes in the debris field of the downed airliner

BLACK BOX. Debris of the Boeing 777, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed during flying over the eastern Ukraine region near Donetsk, Ukraine, 17 July 2014. PHOTOMIG/EPA

Australia warns of long haul as hunt for MH370 goes on

Apr 12, 2014 - 2:03 PM

UPDATED Australia PM Tony Abbott warned that locating Flight MH370 would still likely take a long time stepping back from his earlier hint that a breakthrough was imminent

SEARCH ONGOING. A handout picture made available by the Australian Defense on April 10 2014 shows Gunner Richard Brown (L) on lookout on the forecastle of the Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Perth in search of debris from missing Malaysia Airline Flight MH370 during Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN on April 7 2014. HMAS Perth has joined the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez/EPA/RAN HANDOUT

Australian PM 'very confident' signals are from MH370

Apr 11, 2014 - 12:19 PM

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott saus he s confident signals detected while searching for flight MH370 are from the plane s black box

THE SEARCH CONTINUES. A handout picture made available by the Australian Defense on April 10 2014 shows Gunner Richard Brown (L) on lookout on the forecastle of the Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Perth in search of debris from missing Malaysia Airline Flight MH370 during Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN on April 7 2014. HMAS Perth has joined the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez/EPA/RAN HANDOUT

Australia finds new signals 'consistent' with black boxes

Apr 07, 2014 - 12:46 PM

UPDATED The search team now has a narrowly focused underwater search area with signals bringing encouragement that we are very close to where we need to be

SIGNALS. Angus Houston (2nd L), head of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre leading the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, and Commodore Peter Leavy (L) of the Royal Australian Navy attend a media conference in Perth on April 6, 2014. Planes and ships were being diverted on April 6 to the area where a Chinese vessel detected signals consistent with a black box beacon in the hunt for missing flight MH370, the search chief said. Tony Ashby/AFP

MH370 search: 'Encouraging' signals probed

Apr 06, 2014 - 12:12 PM

UPDATED Australia sends planes and ships to investigate signals detected by a Chinese ship in the hunt for the missing Malaysian jet

SEARCH CONTINUES. Wing commander Rob Shearer captain of the RNZAF P3 Orion left, and SGT Sean Donaldson look out the cockpit windows during search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Southern Indian Ocean, near the coast of Western Australia, 04 April 2014. File photo by EPA

Signal in MH370 search 'consistent' with black box

Apr 06, 2014 - 10:50 AM

Authorities however stress there is no confirmation yet that the signal is related to the missing aircraft

Painstaking underwater search for MH370 black box

Apr 05, 2014 - 12:53 PM

A black box detector deployed by a Chinese patrol ship searching for the missing MH370 picked up a pulse signal in the southern Indian Ocean

STILL SEARCHING. This handout photo taken on April 1, 2014 by Australian Defence shows HMAS Toowoomba (bottom) conducting a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success (top) during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Photo from AFP/ Australian Defence/ Abis Chris Beerens

Malaysia corrects last words from Flight MH370

Apr 01, 2014 - 8:26 AM

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 s last words may not be the ones previously mentioned

STILL SEARCHING. This picture taken on March 24, 2014 shows crew members on board an RAAF AP-3C Orion crossing the coast of Perth, having just completed an 11 hour search mission for missing Malaysia Airways flight MH370 before landing at the RAAF Pearce airbase in Perth. Photo by Richard Wainwright/AFP photo/Pool

Tracking down MH370 black boxes a Herculean challenge

Mar 25, 2014 - 12:13 PM

Looking for MH370 s black boxes is like looking for a needle in a haystack

US deploys 'black box' locator in Malaysian jet search

Mar 25, 2014 - 6:34 AM

If debris from the flight is found the two devices will be able to provide more information by mapping the underwater area and by helping find the black box

BLUEFIN. An image of a Bluefin-21 unit diving. Photo from http://www.bluefinrobotics.com/products/bluefin-21/

Malaysia plane search intensifies on new debris data

Mar 24, 2014 - 9:34 AM

Mounting evidence of floating objects suspected to be linked to the missing place has energized the search

Malaysia Airlines mystery revives black box debate

Mar 12, 2014 - 7:33 AM

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 rekindles a debate over the iconic black box flight recorder and whether it s time for aircraft to start live streaming in flight data in real time

SEARCHING. This handout photo taken on March 9, 2014 shows Malaysian Maritime Enforcement personnel looking through binoculars during search and rescue operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Boeing 777-200. Photo by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement/AFP

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