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    Indonesian official: Prospects bleak for missing jet
    Dec29

    Indonesian official: Prospects bleak for missing jet

    SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — As search crews on Monday scoured the Indonesian waters where an AirAsia jet carrying 162 people is believed to have gone down, officials predicted a tragic ending to the region’s latest aviation mystery. “Based on the coordinates that we know, the evaluation would be that any estimated crash position is in...

    Ukraine volunteers bring support to soldiers
    Dec29

    Ukraine volunteers bring support to soldiers

    In the wake of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, volunteers across the country have united to support Ukrainian soldiers. The movement is expansive and wide-ranging, with volunteers providing everything from food and warm clothes to bulletproof vests and camouflage tents. In addition to donations, they also care for injured soldiers, offer patriotic...

    Flight QZ8501 disappeared at cruising altitude — usually the safest part of the trip
    Dec29

    Flight QZ8501 disappeared at cruising altitude — usually the safest part of the trip

    By Trisnadi Marjan and Margie Mason SURABAYA, Indonesia — The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore resumed with first light Monday. First Admiral Sigit Setiayana, the Naval Aviation Centre commander at the Surabaya air force base, said that 12 navy...

    The Missing AirAsia Jet Could be ‘At the Bottom of the Sea’ Searchers Say
    Dec29

    The Missing AirAsia Jet Could be ‘At the Bottom of the Sea’ Searchers Say

    The search for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 has resumed, a day after the plane disappeared en route from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board. But the official in charge of efforts has admitted it likely lies “at the bottom of the sea.” On Sunday, search vessels and aircraft were not able to spot any sign of the Airbus A320-200, which lost...

    Missing AirAsia Plane Likely ‘At The Bottom Of The Sea’
    Dec29

    Missing AirAsia Plane Likely ‘At The Bottom Of The Sea’

    TRISNADI MARJAN & MARGIE MASON, Associated Press SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore expanded Monday with planes and ships from several countries taking part. First Admiral Sigit Setiayana, the Naval Aviation Center...

    AirAsia shares lose 8% in Malaysia after jet disappears
    Dec29

    AirAsia shares lose 8% in Malaysia after jet disappears

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Shares in AirAsia, Southeast Asia’s biggest budget airline, lost almost eight percent on Monday in Kuala Lumpur after one of its jets disappeared with 162 people on board.The firm slumped 12 percent to 2.60 ringgit at the open but recovered slightly to sit at 2.71 ringgit, still down 7.82 percent, by 0315 GMT.The...

    If The Missing AirAsia Plane Crashed, 2014 Was One Of The Deadliest Years In Aviation In Almost A Decade
    Dec29

    If The Missing AirAsia Plane Crashed, 2014 Was One Of The Deadliest Years In Aviation In Almost A Decade

    Approximatley 42-minutes after takeoff, the pilot of AirAsia’s flight QZ 8501 asked permission to climb to a higher altitude in order to avoid severe thunderstorms. His request was reportedly denied by Indonesian air-traffic controllers and the plane lost contact and disappeared without a distress call. “Based on our coordinates, we...

    AirAsia and the year’s Southeast Asian air tragedies
    Dec29

    AirAsia and the year’s Southeast Asian air tragedies

    The AirAsia flight disappearance adds one more case to a year of tragedy and mystery for Southeast Asian airlines. More than 500 lives were lost in the March disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the July crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine. Jeff Pegues reports on a tragic timeline. …read more Source:...

    Fyodor’s Guide
    Dec29

    Fyodor’s Guide

    Tens of thousands of dragooned serfs perished while draining the swamps to lay the foundations of St. Petersburg, and residents like to remind visitors that their city, enchanting though it may be, “rests on bones.” Its charnel mansion has fed the imagination of some of Russia’s greatest writers, most notably Fyodor Dostoyevsky, whose works...

    Search resumes for AirAsia jet
    Dec29

    Search resumes for AirAsia jet

    SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials say ships and planes are resuming their search for AirAsia Flight 8501 which went missing more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore. The Naval Aviation Center commander at the Surabaya air force base says that 12 navy ships, five planes, three helicopters and a number of warships are...