INDONESIA

  • Earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude strikes off Indonesia: USGS 2 days ago

    An earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. There was no immediate word on damage or casualties. The quake was 23 miles deep and centred 114 miles (183 km) west of the town of Padang. Indonesia, badly hit by the Indian Ocean...
  • AirAsia crash: Indonesia officially ends search operations 5 days ago

    Jakarta: An Indonesian official on Saturday said the search operation for bodies and wreckage of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 has officially come to an end. AirAsia QZ 8501 crashed in the Karimata Strait enroute from Indonesia's Surabaya city to Singapore on December 28 last year, killing all 162 people onboard. The search...
  • AirAsia crash: Divers retrieve more bodies, raising total to 100 February 7, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesian divers have recovered several more bodies from December's AirAsia crash, including one from the jet's cockpit, bringing the total number of victims retrieved to 100, an official said on Saturday. The Airbus A320-200 crashed into the Java Sea on December 28 while flying from Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city,...
  • Indonesia resumes search for AirAsia crash victims February 1, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesian rescuers on Sunday resumed their search for 86 victims still missing from the AirAsia plane that crashed on December 28 with 162 people on board, an official said. National search and rescue agency chief Bambang Soelistyo last week said search and rescue teams were being given two days'...
  • AirAsia QZ8501 black box data gives a 'pretty clear picture' of the crash January 29, 2015

    Jakarta: The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls just prior to the accident, Indonesia's lead investigator said on Thursday. Data from the black box flight data recorder has provided the accident probe with a "pretty clear picture" of...
  • Indonesia military ends hunt for AirAsia flight QZ8501 January 28, 2015

    The Indonesian military said that it was stopping its efforts to recover the remains of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 almost a month after the commercial jet crashed into the sea. Indonesia's search and rescue agency, Basarnas, will continue its work to try to retrieve bodies from the wreckage site in the Java...
  • New attempt to lift AirAsia jet's fuselage fails as rope snaps January 25, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: A fresh attempt to lift the sunken fuselage of the doomed AirAsia plane from the Java Sea on Sunday failed when a wire rope snapped after the wreckage reached the surface of the water, Indonesian officials said. Efforts to lift the fuselage or the main section of the Airbus...
  • Divers find more bodies, reach AirAsia fuselage January 23, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun (Indonesia): Indonesian divers on Friday finally reached the fuselage of an AirAsia plane that crashed in December, an official said, as four more bodies were recovered from the Java Sea. Flight QZ8501 went down on December 28 in stormy weather with 162 people on board as it flew from...
  • Indonesian divers recover bodies from near crashed AirAsia jet fuselage January 22, 2015

    Aboard KRI Banda Aceh: Indonesian divers on Thursday found six bodies near the fuselage of an AirAsia jet that crashed last month into the Java Sea, but were unable to enter the wreckage where most of the victims are believed to be trapped, a navy official said. Days of rough weather...
  • Indonesia will not make public preliminary AirAsia crash report January 21, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia will not release to the public a 30-day preliminary report detailing its investigation into last month's crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed all 162 people on board, said Tatang Kurniadi, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Committee, on Wednesday. Investigators are expected to submit the preliminary report...
  • AirAsia plane climbed too fast, then disappeared, says Indonesia January 20, 2015

    Jakarta: An AirAsia plane that crashed last month with 162 people on board was climbing at an abnormally high rate, then plunged and suddenly disappeared from radar, Indonesia's transport minister said on Tuesday. Ignasius Jonan told Parliament that radar data showed the Airbus A320 was climbing at about 6,000 feet a...
  • No evidence so far of terrorism in AirAsia crash, says Indonesia January 19, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesian investigators said on Monday they had found no evidence so far that terrorism played a part in the crash of an AirAsia passenger jet last month that killed all 162 people on board. Andreas Hananto said that his team of 10 investigators at the National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC)...
  • Singapore ends AirAsia jet search; vessel returns January 18, 2015

    Singapore: Singapore's search operation to locate the debris of the crashed AirAsia plane came to end on Sunday with its ship that found the jet's fuselage in the Java Sea returning back after days of rigorous scouring. Singapore's Navy ship, MV Swift Rescue, with 70 men and women on board, arrived...
  • Sea conditions prevent divers from reaching AirAsia fuselage January 18, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun: High waves and strong currents in the Java Sea again prevented Indonesian navy divers from accessing the fuselage and what is believed to be the cockpit from the AirAsia plane that crashed three weeks ago, officials said. A team of 15 navy divers tried to get to the wreckage...
  • Main body of AirAsia jet found, black box contents downloaded January 14, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: Doomed AirAsia jet's fuselage was found in the Java Sea on Thursday, raising hopes of retrieving the missing bodies of the 162 people killed in the tragedy, as investigators downloaded the contents of black box recorders and were likely to crack the crash's mystery soon. The main fuselage of the...
  • Divers retrieve first black box from crashed AirAsia jet QZ 8501 January 12, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun (Indonesia): An official says divers have retrieved one of the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago into the Java Sea, a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt. Henry Bambang Soelistyo, chief of Indonesia's search and rescue agency, says the flight data recorder...
  • AirAsia jet's black box found, to be retrieved on Monday January 11, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: The crucial black box of the crashed AirAsia jet was today found in the Java Sea stuck under debris from the plane's fuselage and will be retrieved on Monday as the major breakthrough in the search raised hopes of unravelling the mystery of the crash soon. Indonesia's Directorate General...
  • Searchers close in on AirAsia jet's black box as 'pings' heard January 11, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: Searchers closed in on the all-important black box of the crashed AirAsia jet after strong "pings" were heard in the Java Sea and a large object likely to be the plane's fuselage was located near the spot from where the tail section was retrieved. SB Supriyadi, operations coordinator for Indonesia's...
  • Indonesian search team raises tail of crashed AirAsia plane, no black box found January 11, 2015

    Indonesia: Indonesian search and rescue teams raised on Saturday the tail of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed nearly two weeks ago with the loss of all 162 people on board, but have yet to locate the black box flight recorders. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control...
  • AirAsia jet's black box pings detected, say Indonesia search teams January 9, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet detected pings in their efforts to find the black box flight recorders on Friday, an official said, 12 days after the plane went missing with 162 people on board. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 vanished from radar...
  • Indonesian military chief heads to monitor the marine salvage after tail of missing AirAsia QZ8501 found January 8, 2015

    Indonesia: Indonesian Armed Forces Commander General Moeldoko said he is heading to Pangkalan Bun, the centre of the search and rescue operation, to supervise the risky salvage of the crashed AirAsia jet. "Today I'm going again to Pangkalan Bun to supervise the salvage of AirAsia8501 and to support my troops who...
  • AirAsia crash: Tail section found in Java Sea, black boxes still missing January 7, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: The tail section of the AirAsia flight that went down more than a week ago was found on Wednesday in the Java Sea, raising hopes that the plane's black boxes might soon be recovered to determine the cause of the mysterious crash. "We have found the tail that has...
  • May have located missing AirAsia jet's tail section: Indonesia naval captain January 6, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun: An Indonesian naval patrol vessel found on Monday what the captain said could be the tail of a missing AirAsia jet, the section where the crucial black box voice and flight data recorders are located. Ships and aircraft seeking debris and bodies from the Airbus A320-200 widened their search...
  • Crashed AirAsia jet's pilots did not get weather inputs: Reports January 5, 2015

    Jakarta: AirAsia Indonesia allegedly violated standard procedures which resulted in the pilots of the airline's doomed plane not receiving a required weather report before takeoff, a media report has said citing leaked official documents. The Jakarta Post reported that the leaked documents have given rise to allegations that AirAsia Indonesia violated...
  • Divers resume search for victims and fuselage of AirAsia QZ8501 jet January 5, 2015

    Indonesia: The weather improved on Monday and divers will attempt again to locate large objects on the ocean floor believed to be the fuselage of the AirAsia flight that crashed more than one week ago, killing all 162 on board. At least five ships with equipment that can detect the plane's...
  • AirAsia tragedy: Indonesia suspends AirAsia's Surabaya-Singapore route January 4, 2015

    The Indonesia Transport Ministry has suspended the AirAsia's Surabaya-Singapore route as the Indonesia's weather agency said that the bad weather was the biggest factor in the Air Asia tragedy after it was found that the airline did not have the permission to fly on that route on the day of...
  • Indonesia freezes Surabaya-Singapore AirAsia flights January 3, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia's transport ministry on Saturday froze AirAsia's Surabaya-Singapore flight route permit effective Jan 2 until the investigation into flight QZ8501's crash is completed. The ministry said that AirAsia had violated the Foreign Flight Permit released for the year 2014-2015, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported. The permit states that AirAsia was only...
  • Indonesian search and rescue finds two large objects in hunt for AirAsia QZ8501 jet January 3, 2015

    Indonesia: Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet have located two "big objects" in the Java Sea, agency chief Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo told reporters on Saturday. The two objects are around 30 metres (90 feet) underwater and the agency is attempting to get images...
  • Indonesia widens search area in hunt for AirAsia QZ8501 jet January 3, 2015

    Indonesia: Aircraft combed the sea and shoreline off Borneo on Saturday for wreckage from an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet, hoping to take advantage of a brief break in bad weather that has hampered efforts to find the plane and its black box flight recorders. The Airbus A320-200 plunged into the Java...
  • AirAsia plane crash: Three more bodies identified as Indonesian citizens January 2, 2015

    Jakarta: Three more bodies retrieved from the crashed AirAsia plane were identified on Friday, an official of the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team said. The three, a woman and two men, were all Indonesian citizens, Budiono, head of the DVI team, said at the Police Hospital Bhaangkara at Surabaya, the capital...