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  • Why icing isn't the likely culprit in AirAsia tragedy

    John Cox, CEO of Safety Operating Systems, says the Airbus A320 jet does not typically have a problem with icing and the actual cause of the crash will need to be determined by the flight data recorder.

  • Are 'human factors' to blame for AirAsia flight crash?

    Desmond Ross, Principal of DRA International, says "bad decisions" made by the pilot could have contributed to the fatal crash of AirAsia flight QZ8501.

  • Officers arrive via helicopter on the Indonesian Navy vessel KRI Bung Tomo as it takes part in search operations on January 1, 2015 for victims and debris from AirAsia flight QZ8501.

    Search teams have been hunting for the wreck of an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet but bad weather is again hindering the search.

  • Bad weather hampers AirAsia search Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 6:52 PM ET
    Bad weather hampers AirAsia search

    Search and recovery efforts for AirAsia flight QZ8501 off the coast of Borneo have been slow due to poor weather and heavy seas. CNBC's Pauline Chiou has more.

  • Concerned about battery life of QZ8501 pingers: Pro Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 6:06 PM ET
    Concerned about battery life of QZ8501 pingers: Pro

    Alan Diehl, former NTSB investigator, speculates on possible reasons that there have been no definitive signals from the AirAsia plane's black boxes.

  • AirAsia jet's black boxes may take a week to find Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 10:41 PM ET
    Indonesian Navy divers carry their gears from a cargo plane during the search operation for the victims of AirAsia flight QZ8501 in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, December 31, 2014.

    An official said it may take a week to find the missing AirAsia jet's black boxes as poor weather hampered search efforts.

  • Bad weather hampers search for AirAsia victims Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 9:09 AM ET
    Bad weather hampers search for AirAsia victims

    NBC's Katy Tur reports the latest detail on the search for bodies after the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501.

  • Tracking recovery efforts of AirAsia flight QZ8501 Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 7:43 PM ET
    Tracking recovery efforts of AirAsia flight QZ8501

    Jonathan Galaviz, partner at Global Market Advisors, says recovery operations may last for a "significant amount of time", but the likelihood of retrieving the black box and flight data recorder remains high.

  • QZ8501 recovery will depend on weather: Expert Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    QZ8501 recovery will depend on weather: Expert

    Hugh Ritchie, CEO of Aviation Consultants International, says recovery efforts may not take too long as sea waters are not too rough at the moment, but he warns of unpredictable weather.

  • Could bad weather slow QZ8501's recovery efforts? Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 7:31 PM ET
    Could bad weather slow QZ8501's recovery efforts?

    In the days ahead, daily showers and thunderstorms can be expected in the area where the AirAsia plane crashed, says Justin Povick, meteorologist at AccuWeather.

  • QZ8501 investigation needs to be independent: Pro Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 6:07 PM ET
    QZ8501 investigation needs to be independent: Pro

    Keith McGuire, instructor at the Viterbi Aviation Safety & Security Program, University of Southern California, outlines his expectations for investigation related to the AirAsia flight.

  • AirAsia recovery efforts hampered by weather Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 8:01 AM ET
    AirAsia recovery efforts hampered by weather

    CNBC's Martin Soong reports on the efforts to recover bodies and wreckage from AirAsia Flight 8501.

  • AirAsia confirms wreckage from Flight 8501 Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 7:01 AM ET
    AirAsia confirms wreckage from Flight 8501

    CNBC's Martin Soong reports floating debris in Indonesian waters is from the missing AirAsia jetliner that crashed on Sunday.

  • Debris, bodies found in search for AirAsia jet Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 6:08 AM ET
    Debris, bodies found in search for missing AirAsia jet

    Martin Soong reports 40 bodies have been recovered near the crash site of AirAsia Flight 8501.

  • QZ8501: 40 bodies found in plane search Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    QZ8501: 40 bodies found in plane search

    Forty bodies have been found so far in the search for the missing AirAsia QZ8501 jet. CNBC's Martin Soong reports the latest news.

  • AirAsia QZ8501: The latest Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    AirAsia QZ8501: The latest

    It has been confirmed that at least one body has been found in the search for the missing AirAsia jet. CNBC Asia's Martin Soong reports on the latest.

  • Missing AirAsia flight: What it says about technology

    Jim Hall, managing director of Hall & Associates, discusses the effectiveness of the multinational search and explains why modern tracking technology isn't able to locate the jet as of yet.

  • Search for missing AirAsia jet continues Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 6:01 PM ET
    Search for missing AirAsia jet continues

    A new day of searching for AirAsia flight QZ8501 is set to resume. Search efforts have so far yielded nothing concrete. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports from Changi Airport in Singapore.

  • Should airlines spend more on tech? Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 4:28 PM ET
    Should airlines spend more on tech?

    Denny Kelly, Kelly James and Associates, cites vast distances as one issue contributing to the tracking of airplanes. CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides perspective.

  • Search underway for AirAsia plane Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 1:13 PM ET
    Search underway for AirAsia plane

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau discusses the potential impact to aircraft tracking systems and the airlines industry after an AirAsia flight went missing.