Salvaging AirAsia Flight 8501

Collection with 24 media items created by Donal Husni

Indonesia 02 Mar 2015 00:00

Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 (QZ8501/AWQ8501) was a scheduled international passenger flight, operated by AirAsia Group affiliate Indonesia AirAsia, from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. On 28 December 2014, the aircraft operating the route, an Airbus A320-216, crashed into the Java Sea during bad weather, killing all 155 passengers and seven crew on board. Two days after the crash, debris from the aircraft and human remains were found floating in the Java Sea. Searchers located wreckage on the sea floor beginning on 3 January, and the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder were recovered by 13 January. The search for bodies ended in March 2015 after recovery of 106 of the 162 bodies.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
02 Mar 2015

On March 18th 2015, after almost 3 months of search and rescue activity, an Indonesia SAR officer announces the closing of the operation, with total 97 victim found and identified. The rest of the victims remain lost at sea and it is impossible to find them as their bodies decompose and become very hard to find. The families of the victims threw flowers into the sea as their condolences to their loved ones.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
02 Mar 2015

Money found on the fuselage of Air Asia QZ8501 is handed over to the Indonesian Air Asia Director before he hands it over to the family of victim to whom it belongs.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
29 Dec 2014

President Joko Widodo of the Indonesian Air Force arrives from Irian Jaya to give "total all out" instruction to the Indonesian Search and Rescue team in finding the victims and fuselage of Air Asia QZ8501.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
31 Dec 2014

Journalist arrive at Pangkalan Bun-Kalimantan to cover the event.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
31 Dec 2014

Air Asia Director, Tony Hernandez (middle) at Pangkalan Bun-Kalimantan coordination with Indonesian authorities for the evacuation.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
01 Jan 2015

Indonesian Navy Seals prepare before diving into the Java Sea for the search and rescue mission.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
02 Jan 2015

An officer prepares the diving tools for the search and rescue teams working on the AirAsia 8501 recovery mission in the Java Sea.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
02 Jan 2015

An object, suspected to be part of the lost Air Asia Plane, is spotted in the Java Sea.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
03 Jan 2015

An Indonesian Air Force Helicopter partakes in the search and rescue mission.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
03 Jan 2015

Indonesian search and rescue teams standby to collect the bodies of victims of the Air Asia crash as they arrive from sea at Pangkalan Bun-Kalimantan.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
03 Jan 2015

A victim of the Air Asia plane crash in a body bag before being put in a coffin at Kalimantan Hospital.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
03 Jan 2015

Victim of the Air Asia plane crash at Pangkalan Bun to be transfer to Surabaya.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
03 Jan 2015

A Russian search and rescue team take part in the AirAsia search mission.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
04 Jan 2015

Indonesian Air Force mechanics fix a broken helicopter during the search and rescue operation for AirAsia Flight 8501.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
04 Jan 2015

The search and rescue team pray before the beginning their mission.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
04 Jan 2015

A high tech Russian aircraft arrives at Pangkalan Bun-Kalimantan in order to aid the search and rescue mission for AirAsia Flight 8501.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
04 Jan 2015

An American Helicopter delivers crash victims from the sea at Pangkalan Bun-Kalimantan.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
04 Jan 2015

A daily press conference is held by the Indonesian officer in charge of the evacuation of AirAsia crash victims at Pangkalan Bun.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
05 Jan 2015

A coffin is prepared at Kalimantan Hospital for a victim of the AirAsia plane crash.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
05 Jan 2015

The Indonesian Air Force prepare to transfer the body of a crash victim to Surabaya Airport.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
05 Jan 2015

Victims of AirAsia QZ8501 on an air plane as they are transferred to Surabaya for identification.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
05 Jan 2015

Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 (QZ8501/AWQ8501) was a scheduled international passenger flight, operated by AirAsia Group affiliate Indonesia AirAsia, from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. On 28 December 2014, the aircraft operating the route, an Airbus A320-216, crashed into the Java Sea during bad weather, killing all 155 passengers and seven crew on board. Two days after the crash, debris from the aircraft and human remains were found floating in the Java Sea. Searchers located wreckage on the sea floor beginning on 3 January, and the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder were recovered by 13 January. The search for bodies ended in March 2015 after recovery of 106 of the 162 bodies.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
29 Dec 2014

Indonesian Air Force search the Java Sea to find the exact location of the downed Air Asia airliner.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
29 Dec 2014

An Indonesia Air Force Hercules Plane searches the Java Sea for missing AirAsia flight 8501.