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AirAsia Plane Crash

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AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control.

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Crash investigators said an incorrect response in the cockpit to a computer failure led to the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 last year.

AirAsia Crash Report Blames Computer Failure, Pilot Response

AirAsia Crash: Indonesia to End Search for 56 Bodies Still Missing

Divers Pull More Bodies From AirAsia Wreckage, Including One From Cockpit

AirAsia Captain Left Seat Before Jet Lost Control: Report

AirAsia Flight 8501's Co-Pilot Was Flying Jet Before Crash: Official

AirAsia Search Will Continue Despite Military Withdrawal, Agency Says

Rescuers Fail Again to Lift AirAsia 8501 Fuselage From Ocean Floor

Attempt to Lift AirAsia 8501 Crash Jet Fuselage to Surface Fails

AirAsia 8501 Stall Warnings 'Screaming' Before Crash: Reports

Search Teams Prepare to Retrieve AirAsia Fuselage Search Teams Prepare to Retrieve AirAsia Fuselage Search Teams Prepare to Retrieve AirAsia Fuselage Search Teams Prepare to Retrieve AirAsia Fuselage
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Search Teams Prepare to Retrieve AirAsia Fuselage

Investigators Say AirAsia Jet Climbed 'Too Fast' Before Crash Investigators Say AirAsia Jet Climbed 'Too Fast' Before Crash Investigators Say AirAsia Jet Climbed 'Too Fast' Before Crash Investigators Say AirAsia Jet Climbed 'Too Fast' Before Crash
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Investigators Say AirAsia Jet Climbed 'Too Fast' Before Crash

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Went Into Steep Climb Before Crash: Minister

AirAsia Flight 8501: No Evidence of Terrorism, Investigators Say

AirAsia Flight 8501 Fuselage Found in Java Sea: Singapore Military

AirAsia Cockpit Voice Recorder Recovered From Java Sea AirAsia Cockpit Voice Recorder Recovered From Java Sea AirAsia Cockpit Voice Recorder Recovered From Java Sea AirAsia Cockpit Voice Recorder Recovered From Java Sea
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AirAsia Cockpit Voice Recorder Recovered From Java Sea

AirAsia Flight 8501: Second Black Box Retrieved From Java Sea

Search Teams Locate Both Black Boxes From AirAsia Jet Search Teams Locate Both Black Boxes From AirAsia Jet Search Teams Locate Both Black Boxes From AirAsia Jet Search Teams Locate Both Black Boxes From AirAsia Jet
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Search Teams Locate Both Black Boxes From AirAsia Jet

AirAsia Flight 8501 Family Members Crave Return of Loved Ones

Divers Find Both Black Boxes From AirAsia Flight 8501

AirAsia CEO Fernandes Says 'Led to Believe' Black Boxes Found

Indonesian Searchers Think They've Found AirAsia Fuselage

AirAsia tail section recovered AirAsia tail section recovered AirAsia tail section recovered AirAsia tail section recovered
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AirAsia tail section recovered

AirAsia Flight 8501 Tail Lifted to Sea Surface in Black Box Hunt

'Pings' Detected in AirAsia Jet Search: Investigators

Images of AirAsia Flight 8501 Tail Section Captured Images of AirAsia Flight 8501 Tail Section Captured Images of AirAsia Flight 8501 Tail Section Captured Images of AirAsia Flight 8501 Tail Section Captured
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Images of AirAsia Flight 8501 Tail Section Captured

AirAsia Flight 8501's Tail Section Found by Divers in Java Sea

AirAsia Flight 8501 Was 'Probably Horizontal' When It Crashed: Expert

Jean-Paul Troadec: 'Black Boxes Bring a lot of Information' Jean-Paul Troadec: 'Black Boxes Bring a lot of Information' Jean-Paul Troadec: 'Black Boxes Bring a lot of Information' Jean-Paul Troadec: 'Black Boxes Bring a lot of Information'
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Jean-Paul Troadec: 'Black Boxes Bring a lot of Information'

AirAsia Search: Divers Hunt for Plane's Body Amid Break in Weather

Poor Conditions Continue to Hinder Underwater AirAsia Search Poor Conditions Continue to Hinder Underwater AirAsia Search Poor Conditions Continue to Hinder Underwater AirAsia Search Poor Conditions Continue to Hinder Underwater AirAsia Search
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Poor Conditions Continue to Hinder Underwater AirAsia Search

Indonesian Helicopters Resume Search for AirAsia Jet Indonesian Helicopters Resume Search for AirAsia Jet Indonesian Helicopters Resume Search for AirAsia Jet Indonesian Helicopters Resume Search for AirAsia Jet
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Indonesian Helicopters Resume Search for AirAsia Jet

AirAsia Crash Prompts Indonesia to Crack Down on Aviation Sector

Three More Bodies Found From Doomed AirAsia Flight 8501: Official

Forty-One Passengers on Doomed AirAsia Plane Belonged to Same Church

AirAsia Crash: Bad Weather Hampers Hunt for Plane Wreckage

Searchers May Have Spotted AirAsia Crash Debris and Recovered Bodies Searchers May Have Spotted AirAsia Crash Debris and Recovered Bodies Searchers May Have Spotted AirAsia Crash Debris and Recovered Bodies Searchers May Have Spotted AirAsia Crash Debris and Recovered Bodies
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Searchers May Have Spotted AirAsia Crash Debris and Recovered Bodies

Another U.S. Navy Ship Joins Search for AirAsia Flight 8501

AirAsia Flight 8501 Passenger 'Kissed Everyone in the Street' Goodbye

AirAsia Rescue Crews Spot Four Large Objects Underwater

Five of 30 AirAsia Bodies Were Found Belted Into Seats: Officials

AirAsia Pilot Iryanto Was Best in Class at Flight School: Friend

First AirAsia Passenger Buried as Kin Face Worst Fears

Nine Months Later, No Trace of Missing Jet Nine Months Later, No Trace of Missing Jet Nine Months Later, No Trace of Missing Jet Nine Months Later, No Trace of Missing Jet
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Nine Months Later, No Trace of Missing Jet

AirAsia Victims Likely Still in Their Seats: Expert

Hunt for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Halted by Indonesia Rainy Season

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Final Photo Shows AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Passenger Minutes Before Takeoff

AirAsia CEO Fernandes Calls for 'Hope' On Possible Jet Wreckage

Somber AirAsia Vigils Replace New Year's Festivities in Indonesia

AirAsia Executive: 'We Thought We Would Find Survivors' AirAsia Executive: 'We Thought We Would Find Survivors' AirAsia Executive: 'We Thought We Would Find Survivors' AirAsia Executive: 'We Thought We Would Find Survivors'
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AirAsia Executive: 'We Thought We Would Find Survivors'

AirAsia Crash: Families Cling to Hope as Victim Identification Gets Underway

Two More Bodies Recovered From AirAsia Crash Zone Two More Bodies Recovered From AirAsia Crash Zone Two More Bodies Recovered From AirAsia Crash Zone Two More Bodies Recovered From AirAsia Crash Zone
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Two More Bodies Recovered From AirAsia Crash Zone

Sonar May Show Wreck of AirAsia Jet on Sea Floor: Indonesian Officials

Focus of AirAsia Search Effort Shifts to Plane's Black Boxes Focus of AirAsia Search Effort Shifts to Plane's Black Boxes Focus of AirAsia Search Effort Shifts to Plane's Black Boxes Focus of AirAsia Search Effort Shifts to Plane's Black Boxes
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Focus of AirAsia Search Effort Shifts to Plane's Black Boxes

Families of AirAsia Passengers Mourn as Searchers Recover Bodies Families of AirAsia Passengers Mourn as Searchers Recover Bodies Families of AirAsia Passengers Mourn as Searchers Recover Bodies Families of AirAsia Passengers Mourn as Searchers Recover Bodies
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Families of AirAsia Passengers Mourn as Searchers Recover Bodies

'Lousy' Visibility: Bad Weather Stalls AirAsia Search

'My Heart Is Devastated': Loved Ones Remember Flight 8501 Victims

A Deadly Year for Flying, But Air Safety Remains High

AirAsia Search: U.S. Sending Second Ship, Aircraft to Help in Recovery

Family of AirAsia Pilot Grapple With Grief Family of AirAsia Pilot Grapple With Grief Family of AirAsia Pilot Grapple With Grief Family of AirAsia Pilot Grapple With Grief
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Family of AirAsia Pilot Grapple With Grief

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Grief Grows as Bodies Recovered from AirAsia Jet

AirAsia CEO: 'We Cannot Make Any Assumptions' AirAsia CEO: 'We Cannot Make Any Assumptions' AirAsia CEO: 'We Cannot Make Any Assumptions' AirAsia CEO: 'We Cannot Make Any Assumptions'
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AirAsia CEO: 'We Cannot Make Any Assumptions'

Bodies and Debris Found Bodies and Debris Found Bodies and Debris Found Bodies and Debris Found
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Bodies and Debris Found

AirAsia CEO Expresses Confidence QZ8501 Black Boxes Will Be Found

High Skies, Low Tech: Why We Still Can't Track a Plane

AirAsia Passenger Jet Overshoots Runway in Philippine City of Kalibo

AirAsia Search: Bodies, Debris Recovered From Missing Plane

AirAsia Mystery: Key Questions About QZ8501

Missing Plane Raises Questions About Flying in Bad Weather Missing Plane Raises Questions About Flying in Bad Weather Missing Plane Raises Questions About Flying in Bad Weather Missing Plane Raises Questions About Flying in Bad Weather
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Missing Plane Raises Questions About Flying in Bad Weather

Indonesia Asks for U.S. Help in Search for Missing AirAsia Plane Indonesia Asks for U.S. Help in Search for Missing AirAsia Plane Indonesia Asks for U.S. Help in Search for Missing AirAsia Plane Indonesia Asks for U.S. Help in Search for Missing AirAsia Plane
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Indonesia Asks for U.S. Help in Search for Missing AirAsia Plane

AirAsia Magazine Article Said in April That 'Your Plane Will Never Get Lost'

AirAsia: Shallow Seas Don't Mean an Easy Search

Indonesia Asks U.S. for Help With Missing Jet Search Indonesia Asks U.S. for Help With Missing Jet Search Indonesia Asks U.S. for Help With Missing Jet Search Indonesia Asks U.S. for Help With Missing Jet Search
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Indonesia Asks U.S. for Help With Missing Jet Search

AirAsia Flight QZ8501: What We Know About the Missing Plane

Rescuers Resume Search for Missing AirAsia Flight Rescuers Resume Search for Missing AirAsia Flight Rescuers Resume Search for Missing AirAsia Flight Rescuers Resume Search for Missing AirAsia Flight
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Rescuers Resume Search for Missing AirAsia Flight

Search for Missing AirAsia Plane Expands on Third Day

Australia Offers Help With Finding Missing AirAsia Jet Australia Offers Help With Finding Missing AirAsia Jet Australia Offers Help With Finding Missing AirAsia Jet Australia Offers Help With Finding Missing AirAsia Jet
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Australia Offers Help With Finding Missing AirAsia Jet

Big Storms Littered Path of Missing AirAsia Jet QZ8501: Forecaster

'We Are Worried': Relatives Anxiously Await Word on Missing Jet

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Goes Missing After Call for Course Shift