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The response of pilots to a computer failure caused the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 last year, killing all 162 aboard, investigators said.
Crash investigators said an incorrect response in the cockpit to a computer failure led to the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 last year.
Indonesia will end its search for the bodies of 56 people missing from an AirAsia jet that crashed in the Java Sea in December.
Indonesian officials say the number of victims retrieved is up to 100 of the 162 people on board when the plane crashed in the Java Sea on Dec. 28.
Sources say that the Indonesian captain was out of his seat conducting an "unusual procedure" while his co-pilot was flying the doomed AirAsia jet.
AirAsia Flight 8501 was under the control of the first officer, not the captain, when it climbed about 3,000 feet in 30 seconds before crashing.
The head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency said the search for bodies will continue despite the military's withdrawal a month after the crash.
The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday when a rope linking the lifting balloons broke.
Rescuers failed in an attempt to lifted the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jet to the water's surface, but did recover some more bodies.
Warning alarms can be heard “screaming” on the cockpit voice recorder of AirAsia Flight 8501 before it crashed, a investigator reportedly said.
Indonesian search and recovery teams prepared to retrieve debris from the crashed AirAsia Airbus in the Java Sea, despite continuing bad weather.
An AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea in December stalled after climbing at an unusually fast rate, according to Indonesian officials.
Indonesia's transport minister said the AirAsia jet that crashed was climbing at an abnormally high rate before plunging and disappearing from radar.
No evidence has been found so far that terrorism played a part in the crash of an AirAsia jet last month that killed all 162 people on board.
The fuselage of the crashed AirAsia passenger jet has been found in the Java Sea, the Singaporean defense minister said.
Indonesian officials said voice recorder, which holds up to 2 hours of recordings, was found near to where the flight data recorder was recovered.
Divers retrieved the crashed AirAsia Flight 8501's second black box from the bottom of the Java Sea Tuesday.
Search teams in the Java Sea have found both black boxes from AirAsia Flight 8501, one of which has been recovered and sent to Indonesia for analysis.
Grieving families were relieved that the AirAsia jet's black boxes had been located, but said what they really wanted was to find their loved ones to rest.
Divers retrieved one black box and located the other underwater Monday from AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashed more than two weeks ago.
There are strong indications that search teams have found AirAsia Flight QZ8501's black boxes, the company's CEO Tony Fernandes says.
The plane crashed in the Java Sea with 162 people on board, shortly after a pilot asked for a course change due to weather.
Indonesian search teams have recovered the tail of AirAsia flight 85-01 from about 100 feet of water. Divers continue to search the sea floor to locate the plane's black boxes.
Investigators searching for black boxes in the crashed AirAsia plane lifted the tail portion out of the Java Sea on Saturday.
Search teams hunting for AirAsia Flight 8501 have detected "pings" in their efforts to find the black box recorders, Indonesian investigators said.
Three pictures of the jet’s tail section on the bottom of the Java Sea show part of the registration number and the AirAsia logo.
Divers found the tail of AirAsia Flight 8501 in the Java Sea, the head of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said Wednesday.
Doomed AirAsia Flight 8501 was likely horizontal when it crashed into the sea and its impact was probably “not very violent,” an expert told NBC News.
Former head of French civil aviation accident investigation bureau said crash investigators depend upon data from black box flight recorders.
Indonesia's top search and rescue official said a new focused attempt to reach the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501 on the ocean floor was underway.
Divers have been repeatedly thwarted by strong currents, choppy seas and poor visibility, even a robotic sub’s use has been suspended.
The crackdown comes as searchers continue combing the Java Sea for bodies and wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501.
Search crews scanned land and sea locations for further victims and debris from the AirAsia flight that crashed more than a week ago.
A Malaysian navy ship recovered three more bodies believed to be from AirAsia Flight 8501 on Sunday as rough weather hindered the search for wreckage.
Mawar Sharon Church lost 41 members, including children, when AirAsia Flight 8501 crashed between Surabaya, Indonesia, and Singapore on Dec. 28.
Divers were grappling with light rain and rolling waves Sunday as they tried to reach what is believed to be the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501.
Two large objects are spotted near the AirAsia crash site and are thought to be debris.
The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth joins the destroyer USS Sampson as searchers try and find the wreckage of the jet that had 162 on board.
A relative of four passengers aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 revealed that his missing mother had "kissed everyone on the street" goodbye before leaving.
Search crews looking for AirAsia Flight 8501 have spotted four large objects underwater, authorities said.
Search crews have now recovered 30 bodies from the AirAsia crash, including five who were found still strapped in their seats, Indonesian officials said.
The pilot of the crashed AirAsia flight was the best in his class at flight school, one of his friends told NBC News on Friday.
Nine bodies have been recovered from the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501, but weather continues to hamper divers from search and recovery efforts.
NBC's Tom Costello reports on the long, and technically challenging search for missing Malaysian flight MH370, which disappeared with 239 people on board.
An aviation expert said there's a good chance the plane hit the water largely intact, and that many passengers remain inside it.
Heavy wind and rain hampered helicopters and divers getting to a dark shadow on the seabed that officials say could be the wreckage of AirAsia QZ8501.
A passenger aboard the crashed AirAsia flight took a photo inside the cabin and sent it to a friend just minutes before takeoff.
Indonesian officials have been unable to inspect the object lying in 100 to 165 feet off water off Borno because of bad weather.
Hundreds of people held candles and prayed for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 as Indonesian cities scaled back New Year's celebrations.
Indonesian rescue teams said Wednesday they may have found the wreck of a downed AirAsia plane on the ocean floor off Borneo.
Sunu Widyatmoko, CEO of AirAsia Indonesia, spoke of the company's shock at having found no survivors from Sunday's disaster.
Authorities in Indonesia are readying for a grim task: identifying the victims of AirAsia Flight QZ8501.
The bodies of two people, believed to be victims of Sunday's AirAsia crash, taken by helicopter to Indonesian search and rescue base at Pangkalan Bun.
A fleet of ships and helicopters and almost 50 divers headed out in a massive operation after wreckage from AirAsia Flight 8501 was found.
Relatives of those aboard the AirAsia jet had their worst fears realized Tuesday when officials confirmed they found debris and bodies in the sea.
Now that the wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501 has been located, search teams can begin listening for the underwater pings coming from the black boxes.
2014 was one of the deadliest years for plane crashes in recent memory. But aviation safety experts say that’s no reason to avoid flying.
The USS Fort Worth will depart New Year's Day to help recovery at the crash site in the Java Sea where AirAsia Flight 8501 went down Sunday.
The wife and father-in-law of Captain Irianto, the pilot of AirAsia flight QZ8501, grapple with grief as they wait for news on the missing flight search.
Rescuers pulled bodies and debris from the Java Sea on the third day of the search for the AirAsia jet that disappeared with 162 people aboard.
Rescuers have most probably located the area where AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 went down in the Java Sea, the head of the airline said.
Speaking to the media, AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes says that the discovery of the plane wreckage will provide some closure to the families with loved ones aboard, but this event will be a scar for him forever.
Rescuers pulled bodies and debris from the Java Sea as officials said they were "95 percent sure" they had found the missing passenger jet that.
Indonesian search and rescue agency says debris found 95 percent likely to be that of missing Air Asia flight.
Denny Kelly, Kelly James and Associates, cites vast distances as one issue contributing to the tracking of airplanes. CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides perspective.
A second AirAsia passenger jet ran into trouble Tuesday after it overshot a runway while landing in strong winds in the Philippines.
"The hypothesis is the plane is at the bottom of the sea," Indonesia's National Search and Rescue chief Henry Bambang Soelistyo said.
The unknowns go well beyond where QZ8501 ended up after it vanished from radar.
AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic controllers Sunday morning local time during a flight from Indonesia to Singapore.
Planes are designed to withstand extreme elements, but airlines and pilots specifically prepare their flight paths to go above or around storms.
There is still no sign of AirAsia flight 8501 after two days of searching, but an Indonesian official said it is likely “at the bottom of the sea.”
U.S. State Department spokesperson Jeff Rathke tells reporters Monday that Indonesian officials have asked the U.S. for help with locating the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501.
Officials have yet to find any trace of the AirAsia flight which went missing on Sunday with 162 people aboard. Here's a look at what we know so far.
Indonesia can call on an array of tech to help in the search for the missing liner, but the longer it waits to use them, the harder the search gets.
An AirAsia jet carrying 162 passengers goes missing and family members await word on the plane’s fate.
Relatives of those aboard a missing AirAsia flight gathered Sunday in Indonesia to anxiously await news of their loved ones.
An AirAsia plane with 162 passengers went missing Sunday while flying over the Java Sea.
"There were numerous showers and hail throughout the Java Sea and the flight path," The Weather Channel's Michael Palmer says.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Australia has offered to help with the search for missing AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501, but she says "nobody has taken up that offer at this point."