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  • Divers resume search for victims and fuselage of crashed AirAsia passenger jet

    The weather improved 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...
  • Loss of AirAsia flight parallels 2009 Air France ocean crash that changed pilot training

    The jet dropped from the sky swiftly, without a mayday call. It was quickly swallowed up by the waves. It took nearly two years to find the black boxes from Air France Flight 447, but the Rio de Janeiro to Paris flight that fell into the Atlantic Ocean...
  • Airport operator, control tower officials suspended in AirAsia crash

    Airport operator, control tower officials suspended in AirAsia crash
    Highlighting the depth of Indonesia's air safety problems, the transportation ministry announced harsh measures Monday against everyone who allowed AirAsia Flight 8501 to take off without proper permits—including the suspension of the airport's...
  • 7-year-old crash survivor may be able to help investigators determine what brought plane down

    Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators. National Transportation...
  • AirAsia search resumes with focus on plane's tail section

    AirAsia search resumes with focus on plane's tail section
    Indonesian navy divers focused Monday on locating the tail of the crashed AirAsia jet, which was believed to hold the “black box” flight recorders that could help determine what caused the plane to plunge into the Java Sea. A day earlier,...
  • AirAsia crash: Divers searching for objects believed to be part of jet

    One week after an AirAsia jet crashed into the Java Sea, Indonesian divers equipped with cameras and sonar beacons plunged into the storm-tossed waters Sunday after officials said four large objects had been detected on the sea floor. Indonesian news...
  • Trucker charged in Berks County crash that killed 3 must face trial

    Trucker charged in Berks County crash that killed 3 must face trial
    A New Jersey trucker who allegedly caused a fiery wreck on Interstate 78 in Greenwich Township that killed three people must face trial in Berks County, a district judge ruled Monday. State police allege Vincent Espinvera, 56, Belleville, N.J., failed...
  • 'Divine intervention': How a young plane crash survivor found safety

    Flying wasn't something that filled Marty Gutzler with fear, if the photos the pilot had posted to Facebook last week were any indication. A father and husband, he'd taken a grinning selfie in the pilot's seat of a small plane, headset on, as two young...
  • Relatives of Kentucky fatal plane crash family live in The Villages

    Relatives of Kentucky fatal plane crash family live in The Villages
    A relative in The Villages of the 7-year-old girl who walked nearly a mile to search for help after her family was killed in a plane crash in Kentucky said the feat was keeping with her fighting spirit and “dynamic” personality. Larry Haake,...
  • Helicopter training a known danger

    Helicopter training a known danger
    Again a helicopter doing training rotations over areas around Lantana Airport crashes to the ground. Fortunately for the neighbors of Lantana Airport, the craft fell in an unpopulated area of John Prince Park, just north of the airport. Repetitive...
  • 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...