AirAsia flight QZ8501i

Flight QZ8501 disappeared on Sunday, December 28, 2014 after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia, at 5.35am. Less than an hour later at 6.17am it had lost all contact with air control. The flight was carrying 162 passengers and crew. A major search mission was launched in the Java Sea near to where the plane disappeared from radar screens.


When AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed into the Java Sea in 2014, all 162 people on board were killed, including Wee Mei Yi’s husband and their two-year-old daughter. She talks about overcoming grief and making a life for their son, Luca

Indonesia has called off the search for the remaining victims of the AirAsia plane crash in the Java Sea, officials said on Wednesday.

A system malfunction forced the pilots of an AirAsia X flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jeddah to abort the flight and return to Malaysia on Sunday, the AirAsia Group's CEO said.


The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unorthodox procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control.

The pilots had been attempting to deal with alerts about the flight augmentation computers, which control the A320's rudder and also automatically prevent it from going too slow.

Investigators probing the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 are examining maintenance records of a key part of its automated control systems, and how the pilots may have handled the plane if it failed, two people familiar with the matter said.

The Indonesian military has called off efforts to recover the wreckage of an AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month, after failing to find any more bodies inside the fuselage.

Indonesian investigators may release some initial findings next week into last month’s crash of any AirAsia passenger jet that killed 162 people, but the full preliminary report will not be made public, a government official said on Wednesday.


An AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month with 162 people on board climbed at a faster than normal speed and then stalled, the Indonesian transport minister said on Tuesday.

A Singaporean navy ship located the main body of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month, believed to be the resting place of most of the 162 victims.

Divers retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the wreck of the crashed AirAsia passenger jet on Tuesday, an Indonesian investigator said, in a key step towards determining the cause of the crash that killed 162 people.


Divers have retrieved one of the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that plummeted into the Java Sea, in a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt to recover bodies and wreckage.


US and Chinese warships have rushed to help Indonesia search for a crashed plane, but analysts say more than altruistic motivations are at play with world powers jostling for influence.

Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of the missing AirAsia passenger jet flight QZ8501 detected pings in their efforts to find the black box flight recorders.

Sources say a long-delayed proposal to outfit commercial airplanes with ejectable “black box” recorders may have a better chance of being adopted after the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501.


Recovery teams have found the tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea, as pictures of the wreckage were released - one emblazoned with the airline's logo.


Maybe God was trying to be good to her, and didn’t want her to spend her birthday alone at sea, so he brought her back," says a grieving relative.

An Indonesian patrol vessel found what could be the tail of the missing AirAsia jet, the section where the crucial black box voice and flight data recorders are located.

“He is just a victim and has not been found yet. My family is now mourning,” said Angela Anggi Ranastianis, daughter of Indonesia AirAsia pilot Captain Iriyanto.