Category Archives: QZ8501

‘AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control

The Airbus A320 jet plunged into the Java Sea while en route from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore on Dec 28, killing all 162 people on board. — Reuters pic SINGAPORE, Jan 31, 2015: The captain of the AirAsia jet that … Continue reading

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Jokowi orders AirAsia to pay up

Also ready to sue AirAsia is Surabaya Mayor who says her administration is looking out for the victim’s families whose rights have been ignored.  By FMT Reporters KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has stated his concern that AirAsia … Continue reading

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Final moments of AirAsia Indonesia’s QZ8501

Weather damaged the plane’s instruments and caused the plane to shake fiercely before its nose pitched forward. By FMT reporters KUALA LUMPUR: Investigators have already begun to start piecing together the final moments of Flight QZ8501 with available wreckage, although … Continue reading

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Tragic end to story of AirAsia’s Nisa

Khairunisa, known to her friends as Nisa, was identified because her name tag was reportedly still attached to her uniform. KUALA LUMPUR: The body of a former law student, Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi, who was following her dreams of becoming a … Continue reading

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QZ8501: I will accompany air stewardess Khairunnisa’s family home, says Fernandes

The Star/ Asia News Network AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes will accompany the family of flight QZ8501 attendant Khairunnisa Haidar (pic) to her hometown in Palembang once her body has been positively identified after a post-mortem in Surabaya. … Continue reading

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Leadership in times of crisis, Fernandes style

YOURSAY ‘Taking ownership, apologising, is what leadership is all about.’ CEO lauds ‘singing’ crew amid disaster Vijay47: From the moment it was learned that one of his planes was missing, AirAsia chief Tony Fernandez went to where he was most … Continue reading

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AirAsia passenger sent takeoff photo to friend

By FMT Reporters SURABAYA: A passenger aboard the crashed AirAsia flight took a photo inside the plane and sent it to a friend just minutes before takeoff, according to NBC News. The image shows Hendra Gunawan, a 23-year-old Indonesian, and … Continue reading

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