The head of the national transportation safety committee, Tatang Kurniadi talks to journalists during a press conference about the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Data Recorder. Photograph: Adi Weda/EPA

The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls just prior to the incident, Indonesia’s (...)

The cockpit voice recorder retains the last two hours of conversation between the pilots and with air traffic controllers. Photograph: Bagus Indahono/EPA.

Divers retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet on Tuesday, an Indonesian investigator said, in a key step t(...)

Officials say it could take upto a month to read the data of the flight recorders, one of which is pictured above. Photograph: Darren Whiteside/Reuters.

Indonesian navy divers on Monday retrieved the black box flight data recorder from an AirAsia airliner that crashed two weeks ago, killing all 162 (...)

The tail of AirAsia QZ8501 passenger plane on the deck of an Indonesian search and rescue ship after it was lifted from the sea bed. Photograph: Reuters/Prasetyo Utomo/Pool 0:37

Indonesian search and rescue teams on Saturday recovered the tail of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed nearly two weeks ago with the loss of all 1(...)

Dark clouds fill the sky during the search in the Java Sea for passengers on board AirAsia flight QZ8501. Photograph: Reuters/Beawiharta

Bad weather forced divers trying to identify sunken wreckage from a crashed AirAsia passenger jet to abort their mission yesterday and Indonesian offi(...)

 Indonesian officers wheel in a temporary coffin carrying  a victim of the  AirAsia plane crash. Photograph: Wahyudin/EPA.

Heavy seas held back divers waiting to inspect the possible wreck of an AirAsia Indonesia jet off Borneo on Thursday and an aviation official said it (...)

A search team member looks out over  the Java Sea near Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan,  for potential debris from AirAsia Flight  QZ8501 on December 30th, 2014.  Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Investigators of the AirAsia flight which crashed into the sea off Indonesia are focusing on the timing of the crew’s request to climb to a higher alt(...)

Weeping relatives await news of the Air Asia missing plane at Juanda Airport, Surabaya, Indonesia on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

Indonesia has halted the search for a missing AirAsia plane as darkness fell on Sunday and will resume the operation in the morning, the national sear(...)

Indonesian rescuers search for victims after a landslide hit Jemblung village. Photograph: Himawan Listya Nugraha/EPA

At least 18 people have been killed and some 90 others are missing after a mudslide set off by torrential rains struck a village in central Indonesia(...)

An explosion rocks Kobani city centre yesterday during a reported suicide car bomb attack by Islamic State militants group. Photograph: Getty

US secretary of state John Kerry justified the first air drop of weapons to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobani, Syria, (...)