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Indonesia said Wednesday it had found the tail of an AirAsia plane that crashed into the sea with 162 people on board, raising hopes of finding its "black boxes" and explaining the disaster.
 

Indonesia said Wednesday it had found the tail of AirAsia Flight 8501, potentially marking a major step towards locating the plane's black boxes and helping shed light on what caused it to crash into the sea ten days ago.
Indonesia says crashed AirAsia plane tail found

 

When fashion store owner The Meiji Thejakusuma bid goodbye to relatives before boarding AirAsia's Flight 8501, she light-heartedly quipped she would "spend time alone at sea" on her birthday, which she planned to mark with a New Year's cruise.
 

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 operator and officials in the control tower.
Indonesia orders air officials' suspension as crash probed

 

Weather was the "triggering factor" in the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 with ice likely causing engine damage, Indonesian officials said, as rough seas Sunday hampered the search for bodies and the sunken wreckage.
Ice was likely cause of AirAsia crash: officials

 

Weather was the "triggering factor" in the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 with icing likely causing engine damage, Indonesia's meteorological agency said, as divers found another body Sunday during a momentary respite from bad weather that has hampered rescue efforts.
 

Indonesia pledged Saturday to investigate flight violations by AirAsia, as search teams found two big parts of the airline's plane that crashed into the sea last weekend with 162 people on board.
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Indonesia pledges thorough investigation into AirAsia disaster as plane parts recovered

 

Indonesian officials were hopeful Saturday they were honing in on the wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501 after sonar equipment detected two large objects on the ocean floor, a full week after the plane went down in stormy weather.
 

Indonesian recovery teams narrowed the search area for AirAsia Flight 8501 Friday, hopeful they were closing in on the plane's crash site, with a total of 30 bodies and more debris recovered from the sea.
Recovery teams narrow search for AirAsia crash site

 

A passenger aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 became the first victim of the crash to be returned to her family Thursday, one of many painful reunions to come, as search crews struggled against wind and heavy rain to find more than 150 people still missing.
First of 9 bodies from AirAsia crash identified

 

As search teams hunt for the black boxes of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, analysts say the pilot may have managed to make an emergency water landing, only for the plane to be overcome by high seas.
 

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.
 

Bad weather hindered efforts to recover victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 on Wednesday and sent wreckage drifting far from the crash site, as grieving relatives prayed for strength to endure their losses.
Bad weather hobbles Indonesia jet recovery; 7 bodies found

 

The hunt for a missing AirAsia passenger plane appeared at an end Tuesday as wreckage and bodies were spotted at sea off Indonesia, prompting raw scenes of emotion from sobbing relatives of the 162 people aboard.
Bodies, debris found in AirAsia crash

 
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