• Captain Oct 26, 2019

    Lion Air Crash Report Points to Boeing, Pilots, Maintenance

    Indonesian investigators found plenty of blame to go around for a Boeing 737 Max crash that killed 189 people a year ago. They faulted design decisions by Boeing that made the plane vulnerable to failure of a single sensor. They criticized U.S. safety regulators who certified the plane. And they pointed fingers at one of their country’s own airlines, Lion...

  • Indonesia Mar 18, 2019

    Flash Floods, Earthquake in Indonesia Kill Over 80

    The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia’s easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens of others missing, officials said Monday. On Sunday, the disaster-prone country was hit by an earthquake, triggering a landslide that hit a popular waterfall on the tourist island of Lombok, killing at...

  • Facebook Dec 21, 2018

    Digital Detox: Resorts Offer Perks For Handing Over Phones

    Can you take a vacation from your cellphone? A growing number of hotels will help you find out.

  • city attorney Nov 21, 2018

    Owners of Airbnb Shootout Site in San Francisco to Pay Fine

    A couple turned their home into an illegal hotel where a party held by guests last year ended in a shootout that sent partygoers fleeing from rooftop to rooftop and terrified neighbors, a San Francisco official said Wednesday. A lawsuit filed by City Attorney Dennis Herrera alleges Erik M. Rogers and his wife, Anshu Singh, unlawfully rented their Bernal Heights...

  • Las Vegas Nov 12, 2018

    Officials Probe Why Las Vegas Airport Controller Went Silent

    Federal and airport authorities said Friday they are investigating why an air traffic controller became incapacitated and went silent while working a night shift alone in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. “No safety events occurred during this incident,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement about what officials said amounted to a 40-minute span...

  • Europe Nov 7, 2018

    Boeing Re-Issues Advice on ‘Angle of Attack' Sensor After Crash in Indonesia

    A crucial sensor that is the subject of a Boeing Co. safety bulletin was replaced on a Lion Air jet the day before it plunged into the Java Sea and possibly worsened other problems with the plane, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday. Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee said it had agreed with Boeing on procedures that the airplane manufacturer should distribute...

  • Europe Nov 5, 2018

    Crashed Lion Air Jet's Airspeed Indicator Malfunctioned on Last 4 Flights

    The “black box” data recorder from a crashed Lion Air jet shows its airspeed indicator malfunctioned on its last four flights, investigators in Indonesia said Monday, just hours after distraught relatives of victims confronted the airline’s co-founder at a meeting organized by officials. National Transportation Safety Committee chairman Soerjanto Tjahjono said the problem was similar on each of the four...

  • Europe Nov 3, 2018

    Divers See Indonesian Plane Fuselage, New ‘Ping' Heard, Official Says

    Divers reported seeing the fuselage and engines of the crashed Lion Air jet on the seafloor and a ping locator has detected a signal that may be from the cockpit voice recorder, Indonesia’s search and rescue chief said Saturday. Speaking on the sixth day of the search, Muhammad Syaugi said that two engines and more landing gear had been found....

  • Europe Nov 1, 2018

    Divers Recover Jet's Data Recorder on Indonesia Seafloor

    Divers recovered the crashed Lion Air jet’s flight data recorder from the seafloor on Thursday, a crucial development in the investigation into what caused the 2-month-old plane to plunge into Indonesian seas earlier this week, killing 189 people. Relatives, meanwhile, buried the first victim to be identified and prayed at her flower-covered grave. TV showed footage of two divers after...

  • Europe Oct 31, 2018

    Possible Seabed Position of Crashed Lion Air Jet Located

    A massive search effort has identified the possible seabed location of the crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesia’s military chief said Wednesday, as experts carried out the grim task of identifying dozens of body parts recovered from a 15-nautical-mile-wide search area, and chilling video of passengers boarding the fatal flight emerged. The 2-month-old Boeing plane plunged into the Java Sea on...

  • Europe Oct 31, 2018

    Crashed Lion Air Jet Possibly Found in Indonesian Seas

    A top Indonesian military official says the Lion Air jet that crashed Monday may have been found in the Java Sea. Armed forces chief Hadi Tjahjanto says a search and rescue effort has identified the possible seabed location of the jet. Debris and some human remains were found previously but not the main fuselage and the black boxes.

  • Chicago Oct 30, 2018

    Lion Air Crash Renews Concerns About Indonesia Airlines

    The deadly crash of a Lion Air jet in the Java Sea has renewed questions about the safety of Indonesian airlines soon after U.S. and European regulators removed prohibitions against them. A growing middle class and affordable fares have led to a boom in air travel in Asia, putting pressure on airlines, government overseers and infrastructure to keep up. The...

  • Europe Oct 29, 2018

    Passenger Jet Crashes After Takeoff in Indonesia; Remains, Debris Found at Sea

    Rescuers in inflatable boats retrieved human remains, pieces of aircraft and personal belongings from the Java Sea on Monday after a new-generation Boeing jet operated by an Indonesian budget airline crashed minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board. Distraught family members struggled to comprehend the sudden loss of loved ones in the crash of the 2-month-old Lion Air...

  • Captain Oct 29, 2018

    Aircraft Carrying 189 People Crashes in Indonesia

    The brand-new Lion Air jet that crashed shortly after taking off from Jakarta is a Boeing 737 that went into service three months ago.

  • Donald Trump Oct 13, 2018

    Prospect of China Talks Raises Hope for Thaw in Trade War

    With China and the United States opening the door to a meeting next month between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, hopes are rising for a potential easing of tensions in the trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Worries about the increased tariffs the two sides have imposed on each other’s goods contributed to a dizzying bout of...

  • Facebook Sep 25, 2018

    Local Family Fights to Bring Daughter Home After Discovering Five Brain Tumors While Abroad

    A San Diego woman learned heartbreaking news while living abroad that left her stranded, and now, her family is trying to raise enough money to bring her home.

  • Suzanne Ciechalski Aug 9, 2018

    Indonesia Quake Deaths Top 130, Aid Effort Intensifies

    Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after an earthquake that killed at least 131 people as rescuers Wednesday doubled down on efforts to find those buried in the rubble. Volunteers and rescue personnel were erecting more temporary shelters for the tens of thousands left homeless on Lombok by the magnitude 7.0 quake on Sunday evening. Water,...

  • Indonesia Aug 8, 2018

    Indonesia Struggles to Recover Quake's Dead, Help the Living

    The rescue team had done everything it could to locate the body of a man who had been killed instantly when a massive earthquake collapsed his home Sunday night on the Indonesian island of Lombok. They used hacksaws to cut a square into the concrete wall. They used crowbars and dogs and a power drill. But by Tuesday afternoon, with...

  • Indonesia Aug 6, 2018

    Chrissy Teigen Caught in Bali Earthquake While on Vacation

    Chrissy Teigen has shared her shock and worry in real time during a powerful and deadly earthquake in Indonesia with her social media followers.

  • Indonesia Aug 6, 2018

    Powerful Quake Rocks Indonesia's Lombok Island, 98 Dead

    A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 98 people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said Monday that rescuers still hadn’t reached some hard-hit areas and the death toll could climb. It was the second deadly quake in a week to hit Lombok. A July 29 quake killed 16 people and damaged hundreds of...

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