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Family members of MH370 passengers, crew already informed, says MAS

07 August 2015 00:14:52 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News Malaysia Airlines (MAS) said early this morning that family members of passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which is now confirmed to have crashed, have already been informed of the latest development. This follows prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s announcement that the aircraft debris, the flaperon which washed up on the shores

Vice All News Time07 August 2015 00:14:52


The Latest on MH370: China says confirmation points to crash

06 August 2015 23:55:04 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News The latest on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (all times local): 1 p.m. China’s Foreign Ministry has reacted to Malaysia’s confirmation by saying that the result points to a conclusion that the flight crashed. The statement by spokeswoman Hua Chunying went on to express sorrow for the passengers and deep sympathy for their families,

Vice All News Time06 August 2015 23:55:04

Aviation's latest mystery: What brought down Germanwings 9525?

24 March 2015 21:39:14 - Europe News

Just over a year after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over the Indian Ocean without making a distress call, the aviation world faced a new mystery Tuesday: the crash of a Germanwings jetliner in the French Alps with 150 passengers and crew members aboard. Germanwings A320 crashes in French Alps Sebastien Nogier / European Pressphoto Agency Emergency vehicles wait in Seyne les Alpes, France, on Tuesday near the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320. (Sebastien Nogier / European Pressphoto Agency) But European investigators should have a far easier time unraveling the Germanwings mystery, after quickly finding the wreckage and recovering the recorders from the Airbus A320....

Vice All News Time24 March 2015 21:39:14

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Victims’ Relatives Flies to Malaysia to Find Answers; Plane Crash Affects Country’s Travel, Tourism Growth

13 February 2015 00:12:14 Intellasia East Asia News

Almost one year and we still haven’t found any vital clues on what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. We have gathered the latest updates regarding the incident. The latest news is that the families of the passengers from the missing aircraft will be going to Malaysia in order to find answers. If you can

Vice All News Time13 February 2015 00:12:14

AirAsia jet with 162 missing

28 December 2014 22:11:10 The Asian Age

A relative of AirAsia flight QZ8501 passengers weeps as she waits for the latest news on the missing jetliner—(Photo: AP) An AirAsia plane with 162 people on board went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday after pilots requested a change of flight plan due to bad weather, triggering a massive search in the third major incident this year involving a Malaysian carrier. There were no Indian nationals on board Flight QZ8501. Amid fading hopes of finding any survivors, the massive search operation launched to locate the Airbus A320-200 with two Indonesian military aircraft and a helicopter scouring the seas was called off for the day due to bad weather and darkness, 11 hours after the plane disappeared. The search operation will resume on Monday morning even as some ships were continuing the scouring overnight, officials said. AirAsia Flight QZ8501 carrying 155 passengers — one British, one Malaysian, one Singaporean, three South Koreans, 149 Indonesians and seven crew members — six Indonesians and a French co-pilot — lost contact with air traffic control at 0724 local time Indonesia. Sixteen children and one infant were among the passengers on board the plane with the registration number PK-AXC. Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla, speaking 10 hours after the plane lost contact, expressed deep concern, saying, “It is most possible that it has experienced an accident.” Contact with the plane, which took off from Surabaya (Indonesia) at 5.20 am local time and was scheduled to land at Singapore’s Changi Airport at 8:30 am, was lost 42 minutes after takeoff. Indonesian officials earlier said the plane was several hours past the time when its fuel would have been exhausted. There were unconfirmed media reports that a aircraft crashed in the waters of East Belitung, off the east coast of Sumatra. The exact location of the crash site has not been identified, media reports said. However, Malaysia’s transport minister Liow Tiong Lai dismissed the claims that wreckage of the aircraft had been found. Asked about reports that the missing flight has crashed in Belintung, Mr Liow confirmed the reports to be false. “There is plenty of speculation that they have found the plane. At this point in time that is not true. We are still looking for the plane,” Mr Liow said. A statement on AirAsia’s Facebook page said: “AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 0724 hrs this morning.” Indonesian transport ministry official Hadi Mustofa said the plane had asked for an unusual route before it lost contact. Air Asia said the pilots requested “deviation due to enroute weather before communication with the aircraft was lost while it was still under the control of the Indonesian Air Traffic Control.” The Indonesia air transportation director said the pilot requested to increase altitude to 38,000 feet from 32,000 feet to “avoid clouds”. Thunderstorms were reported in the area with clouds up to 50,000 feet. The jet was flying at the regular cruising altitude for most jetliners — 32,000 feet — when the signal was lost, according to flight tracking website Flightradar24. No distress reports came from the plane, officials said. “At the present time, we unfortunately have no further information regarding the status of the passengers and crew members on board, but we will keep all parties informed as more information becomes available,” the Malaysia-based carrier said. AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes asked his company to stay strong. “Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. We must stay strong,” tweeted Mr Fernandes, an ethnic Indian, who set up the budget airlines which now flies to several countries. “This is my worst nightmare, but there is no stopping,” he said, adding that he is headed to Indonesia. The last detected position of the missing flight is believed to be between Tanjung Pandan on Belitung island and Kalimantan, Indonesia, according to Indonesia’s director of air transport, Djoko Murjatmodjo. “The position where contact was lost was between Tanjung Pandan and Pontianak, about 100 nautical miles south-east of Tanjung Pandan,” said Mr Djoko. Two Indonesian air force planes and a helicopter scoured the seas around the islands of Bangka and Belitung in the Java Sea, across from Kalimantan on Borneo island. “We have focused all our strength, from the search and rescue agency, the military, police and help from the community as well as the fishermen,” rescue agency chief F.H.B. Soelistyo told reporters. He said three ships and three planes from Malaysia would join the search tomorrow. Singapore had offered a C130 plane and Australia also offered help. India has put on standby three ships and a maritime surveillance aircraft for assistance in the search operation. The aircraft was operated by AirAsia Indonesia. Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) Bangka Belitung said it dispatched one vessel to search for the AirAsia flight. The pilot of the plane Captain Iriyanto has an experience of 6,100 flying hours. The loss of contact with the AirAsia plane comes nearly 10 months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 carrying 239 people, including five Indians, that went missing on March 8. Searchers are yet to find any debris from Flight MH370, which officials believe crashed in the southern Indian Ocean. Another Malaysia Airlines plane MH17 was shot down over Ukraine in July, killing all 298 on board. AirAsia is popular in the region as a budget carrier. It has about 100 destinations, with subsidiaries in several Asian countries.

Vice null Time28 December 2014 22:11:10

Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven

23 July 2014 16:25:50 - World News

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Vice All News Time23 July 2014 16:25:50

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20 July 2014 22:55:20 - World News

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Vice All News Time20 July 2014 22:55:20

Agreement over removal of bodies

20 July 2014 11:13:31

The Ukraine government and the pro-Russia separatists who control the site of the Malaysian plane crash have reached a preliminary agreement to remove the bodies of the victims, a senior Ukrainian official said. News reports of how the bodies have been decaying for days in the summer sun have ignited outrage worldwide, especially from Holland, home to over half the 298 victims. Ukraine's emergency officials said today that 196 bodies have been recovered in an operation involving nearly 300 volunteers and rebels. Ukraine and the separatists accuse each other of firing a surface-to-air missile at Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Thursday as it flew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur some 33,000ft above the battlefields of eastern Ukraine. Both deny the charge. The US has pointed blame at the separatists, saying Washington believes the jet was probably downed by an SA-11 missile from rebel-held territory and "we cannot rule out technical assistance from Russian personnel". The latest US intelligence assessment suggests that more than one missile system was given to the separatists by the Russians in the last week or so. But both Russia and the rebels vehemently deny any role in downing...

Vice All News Time20 July 2014 11:13:31

Disaster wipes out entire Malay family

20 July 2014 08:03:34 The Asian Age

Jamilah Noriah Abang Anuar (right) lost her daughter Ariza and her family. An entire family of six that had been returning home after three years living abroad was among the 44 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster, media reports said on Saturday. Tambi Jiee, 49, and his wife Ariza Ghazalee, 46, perished along with their four children when the Malaysia Airlines flight went down in eastern Ukraine. They were reportedly returning to Malaysia after her husband’s three-year posting in Kazakhstan for energy giant Shell, first taking a short European holiday. Images of a wailing Jamilah Noriah Abang Anuar, 72 Ariza’s mother dominated front pages of Malaysian dailies on Saturday. “I lost my daughter and her family in a blink of an eye,” the New Straits Times quoted her as saying from her home in the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo island. Ariza had posted a photo on Facebook showing the family’s luggage as they prepared to embark from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport for the flight to Kuala Lumpur. “17 July 2014, starting our new hijrah (journey), Alham-dulillah (praise God),” read the accompanying message. Her son Afzal Tambi also posted his thanks and farewells to friends from Kazakhstan on Thursday. “Before it gets too cheesy, I just want to thank everyone who made it bearable for me to live here and for sharing with me amazing memories to reminisce on.” The latest Malaysia Airlines disaster has rekindled the grief of MH370 relatives who say the new crash bears out their furious criticisms of the nation’s flag carrier and government. Flight MH17, a Boeing 777-200, went down in strife-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday with 298 passengers and crew, mostly Dutch citizens. he tragedy has reopened the deep emotional wounds caused by the March 8 disappearance of flight MH370, whose fate remains one of the biggest aviation mysteries ever. Many of them have repeatedly accused the airline and Malaysian government of withholding information and of suspicious conduct in handling the probe into the disaster. “My heart is breaking for another 295 souls on board, and another 295 families. Now I cannot stop shaking,” said Sarah Bajc, partner of MH370 passenger Philip Wood.

Vice null Time20 July 2014 08:03:34

MH17 Guildford father-of-two named as eighth British victim

19 July 2014 20:29:38 Russia News latest RSS headlines - Russia

A father-of-two from Surrey who moved to New Zealand as a child has been named as the latest British victim of the Malaysia Airlines crash over ...

Vice All News Time19 July 2014 20:29:38