UPDATE: Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501 Crash

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There has been non-stop coverage on international TV news channels since Sunday morning about the disappearance of the Indonesia AirAsia flight that was scheduled to fly from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore.

AirAsia QZ8501

Now, the rescuers have found wreckage and bodies of passengers floating (won’t post the photo here) confirming that the plane went down in the sea.

Here’s an excerpt from CNN (access here):

A grim discovery in the waters off Indonesia on Tuesday dealt a heartbreaking blow to families whose loved ones were lost on AirAsia Flight QZ8501, and their anguish was felt around the world.

Debris from the plane was spotted about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the aircraft’s last known location over the Java Sea, off the coast of Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan province on Borneo.

Three bodies were recovered — two women and one man, Indonesian search and rescue chief Bambang Soelistyo said, according to the Indonesian state-run Antara news agency.

“To the relatives, I feel your loss, and all of us pray that all of the families are given the strength and fortitude during this incident,” Indonesian President Joko Widodo told journalists. He then went to meet with families.


I had to turn off TV on Sunday and Monday because I just couldn’t take in anymore coverage of this Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 because there were no new facts but only talking heads.  It seems these channels were just rehashing their MH370 coverage.

We will eventually find out what went wrong with this flight once the plane wreckage has been collected and the flight data recorders analyzed. However gruesome this accident was (or if it was an accident at all), it will eventually make flying more safer for all of us.

If you have AirAsia flights coming up and feel uncomfortable flying with the airline, you should give them a call. They will likely offer you a credit without any change fees that is valid for 365 days after issuance.

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