AirAsia plane crashes

The following events are those involving at least one passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role. Excluded would be events where the only passengers killed were stowaways, hijackers, or saboteurs. The airline began flight operations in 1996.

  1. 28 December 2014; AirAsia A320-216; PK-AXC; flight QZ8501; Java Sea: The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight between Surabaya, Indonesia and Singapore, and contact was lost while the airliner was en route. Shortly before contact was lost, the crew requested an altitude change and a deviation from their planned route in order to avoid weather. The aircraft crashed into the Java Sea, and there were no survivors from among the 155 passengers and seven crew members.
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    Related interviews
    Recovery of the flight data recorder - Al Jazeera America on 11 January 2015
    Update on search for wreckage - CTV on 8 January 2015
    Speculation on role of ice in crash - CJOB on 6 January 2015

AirAsia plane crashes -- Revised: 26 January 2017