Latest update on AirAsia‘s crash: the aircraft wasn’t licensed to fly.
At this moment, Indonesia’s Ministry of Transport has stopped all Indonesia AirAsia flights between Sarabaya and Singapore and will ensure other AirAsia airlines are licensed to fly on the day of operation.
Founded by Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia, the airline hadn’t encountered any safety issues since 2001. But now, questions are raised in regards to enforcement of safety regulations.
To all my staff stay strong.stay focused. Show the world why we have been world’s best for 6 years running. Love you all.
— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) January 4, 2015
The latest investigation resulted from search teams on the Java Sea, discovering remains from the crash on a routine flight on December 28. 162 people were on board. In earlier search results, investigators realized the airplane might have flown into a storm cloud and engines were badly affected by the icing.
AsiaAsia Indonesia CEO Sunu Widyatmoko has confirmed the airline will cooperate with the investigation but the company has yet to issue an official statement and waiting on national government to make further announcements.
The airline was only permitted to fly between two cities on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays but not on Sundays.
For now, AirAsia’s website shows that flights from Sarabaya to Singapore are currently unavailable.
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