According to a report from Indonesian meteorological experts, the most likely cause of the tragic crash of AirAsia flight QZ8501 was not turbulence (as was previously believed), but actual chunks of ice inside the Airbus A320's engine.
The ongoing search attempt to discover AirAsia Flight 8501 is edging closer to a discovery. Indonesian officials have announced that they've discovered airplane debris in waters near the island of Borneo—and officials are "95% certain" it's from the missing plane.
We just couldn't escape 2014 without just one more unfortunate airline tragedy. The Associated Press reports that a Singapore-bound AirAsia plane, Flight 8501, lost communication with ground control while flying over the Java Sea, an hour before it was supposed to land.