AirAsia Flight 8501: Airline Was Prohibited From Flying Route, Says Indonesia Transport Ministry

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Indonesian Search and Rescue members and police carry debris believed to be from AirAsia QZ8501, transported by a U.S. Navy helicopter from the USS Sampson, at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, on Jan. 2, 2015.

 

Flight 8501, the AirAsia plane that crashed off Indonesia on Dec. 28, was flying on an unauthorized schedule, according to the country’s transport ministry on Saturday. The organization says it had prohibited the airline from flying that route.

The flight departed from Juanda International Airport last Sunday with 162 people onboard – 155 passengers and seven crew. The plane had encountered a cluster of storms minutes before it crashed, but the Indonesian Transport Ministry reported that no distress signal was received from Read More >

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