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  • As weather pushes wreckage of crashed AirAsia plane, search area will shift slightly

    The search operation for AirAsia Flight 8501 will spread slightly eastward on Tuesday as the weather and currents drag wreckage in that direction, the head of Indonesia's rescue agency said. Bad weather has made it difficult to locate parts of the...
  • What's still not known about AirAsia Flight 8501 and why it crashed with 162 people on board

    AirAsia Flight 8501 crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, halfway into a Dec. 28 flight from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. Dozens of bodies have been recovered, and search teams have detected what is believed to be the plane's wreckage,...
  • Girl, 7, survives fatal plane crash in Kentucky

    Girl, 7, survives fatal plane crash in Kentucky
     A 7-year-old girl survived a plane crash that killed four people Friday night, and the disoriented little girl walked away from the wreckage and reported the crash to a local resident, authorities said. The small Piper PA-34 reported engine trouble and...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION JAKARTA, Indonesia Fighting high winds and choppy waves, recovery teams lifted seven bodies from Indonesian waters Wednesday as naval officials reportedly obtained the first sonar image showing a crashed Indonesia AirAsia jet lying upside down...
  • Bad weather stalls AirAsia wreckage search; 7 bodies recovered

    Fighting high winds and choppy waves, recovery teams lifted seven bodies from Indonesian waters Wednesday as naval officials reportedly obtained the first sonar image showing a crashed AirAsia jet lying upside down under the sea. A day after officials...
  • 2 officers hurt in police helicopter crash on residential street northeast of downtown Vegas

    A Las Vegas police helicopter crashed on a residential street Wednesday and two police officers were taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries, authorities said. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the four-seat MD-500 helicopter to go...
  • Better weather allows search to resume for bodies and debris from AirAsia flight

    A much needed break in the weather gave searchers a window Thursday to "fight with full force" to find the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501, with officials also hustling to locate the plane's fuselage after it crashed into the Java Sea four days ago. Seven...
  • AirAsia searchers may have spotted tail of jet; 30 bodies recovered

    The AirAsia crash investigation gathered pace Friday as U.S. Navy teams pulled several bodies from the Java Sea and an Indonesian crew spotted what appeared to be the aircraft’s tail on the sea floor. A Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter brought eight...
  • AirAsia's colorful chief executive built an empire on low-cost flights

    AirAsia's colorful chief executive built an empire on low-cost flights
    AirAsia’s colorful chief executive, Tony Fernandes, built an aviation empire on the dream of bringing low-cost air travel to millions of people in Asia. The disappearance of an AirAsia jet with 162 people aboard was, he said, his worst nightmare....
  • E-cigarette sparks in-flight emergency for BWI-bound plane

    E-cigarette sparks in-flight emergency for BWI-bound plane
    The pilot of a Southwest Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. declared an in-flight emergency before landing at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport Wednesday night, the airline said. An airline spokesperson said a...
  • Airliner lands safely at BWI after hitting bird

    Airliner lands safely at BWI after hitting bird
    A Southwest passenger flight made an emergency landing at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Friday night after hitting a bird, the airline reported. The pilot in command of Flight 3118 from San Antonio declared an emergency as the plane approached the...