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One of Air Asia 8501’s Black Boxes Recovered

The flight data recorder from downed Air Asia Flight 8501 has been recovered. It’s been just about two weeks since the flight crashed and the recovery teams have reportedly heard pings coming from at least one of the boxes.  The black boxes typically have battery life for at least 30 days of active pinging, so there’s still plenty of hope that the voice recorder will also be found.  Authorities were having a tough time the first few days after the crash because they weren’t able to detect the pings coming […]

Some Closure For AirAsia Flight 8501, But Still Questions

Indonesian authorities have confirmed they located the wreckage of AirAsia flight 8501. The recovery operation is under way already, with a number of countries contributing resources to aid a difficult effort in high seas. But, questions still remain for both the victims and the airline industry.

AirAsia Flight 8501 Missing; My Second Worst Nightmare

In case you haven’t heard yet, there’s another missing plane.  This time it’s AirAsia’s flight 8501, traveling from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore.  AirAsia is a solid airline with a good safety record.  While it’s still early to rule out any cause at this point, thunderstorms/severe weather are suspected as contributing to the disappearance.