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  • AirAsia Flight 8501 search area expanded as weather snarls recovery

    AirAsia Flight 8501 search area expanded as weather snarls recovery
    Strong currents forced Indonesia to expand the search area for the crashed AirAsia plane Tuesday, as rough seas and bad weather pushed debris and made it difficult to reach suspected chunks of the fuselage on the ocean floor. With only 37 bodies...
  • Town mourning after plane crash kills several members of local family, spares 7-year-old

    Piper Gutzler's desk no longer holds her belongings in her fourth-grade classroom, but rather letters and pictures from her schoolmates. Similar remembrances found their way into her locker at the southern Illinois school on students' first day back since...
  • A break in the weather allows divers to restart search for wreckage of crashed AirAsia plane

    At least two divers plunged into the choppy waters early Wednesday during a break in the bad weather to search for two large objects suspected of being chunks of the fuselage of the AirAsia plane that crashed more than one week ago, an Indonesian official...
  • Tail of AirAsia plan spotted; tail holds black boxes

    Tail of AirAsia plan spotted; tail holds black boxes
    Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, an important finding because the jet's black boxes are located in that part of the aircraft, an...
  • Divers' pictures show tail of missing AirAsia plane on sea floor

    Divers' pictures show tail of missing AirAsia plane on sea floor
    Ten days after Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 crashed into the Java Sea, search crews on Wednesday found the aircraft’s tail underwater in the first confirmed sighting of the wreckage of the Airbus A320-200. “I can confirm that we have...
  • Tail of AirAsia plane found, lifting hopes for retrieving black boxes

    JAKARTA, Indonesia Searchers on Wednesday found the tail of an AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board 10 days ago, an Indonesian official said. "I can confirm that we have found the tail of the plane," search chief...
  • NTSB: Copter had no engine problem before crash

    The small helicopter that crashed just north of Lantana airport last month had no apparent engine problems, according to a preliminary National Transportation Safety Report released Wednesday. That was despite the student pilot, Jonathan Desouza, 25,...
  • Person Dead After Car Crashes Into River

    BARKHAMSTED — One occupant of a car that veered off West River Road and into a river Wednesday afternoon has died, according to state police. The accident happened about 1:10 p.m. in the Riverton section of town, Trooper Kelly Grant said. The car...
  • Glance at AirAsia search nearly 2 weeks after crash

    An AirAsia jetliner crashed into the Java Sea on Dec. 28, killing all 162 crew and passengers on board the flight from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. A massive international search is underway for bodies and wreckage. The efforts have been hindered by...
  • Divers looking for a way to remove black boxes from tail section of crashed AirAsia plane

    The tail section of the AirAsia passenger jet that crashed late last month is upside down and partially buried in the sea floor, and experts are trying to figure out how to remove the plane's black boxes from it, an Indonesian official said. Divers and...
  • 'Brave little girl' survives plane crash that killed 4 family members, walks to find help

    Bleeding and alone, 7-year-old Sailor Gutzler had just survived a plane crash that killed her family. She walked through about a mile of woods and thick briar patches, wearing a short-sleeve shirt, shorts and no shoes in near-freezing temperatures when...