Filed under: Asia, Intelligence, News | Tags: 162 People On Board, AirAsia Flight 8501, Down in Karimata Straight
Wreckage has reportedly been found from Missing AirAsia flight 8501 that disappeared less than an a hour after takeoff Sunday morning. Indonesian rescue teams sighted wreckage in Borneo’s Karimata Straight, some 66 miles southeast of the plane’s last known position. The flight was carrying 162 people when it was lost.
An Official of Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry, speaking from Jakarta confirmed the wreckage was from the body of the plane. Search teams had been racing the clock as bad weather was expected to hamper efforts to find evidence. Foul weather has been suggested as part of the blame, but just why the plane went down is not yet known. AirAsia has pledged support for the families.
Filed under: Foreign Policy, Education, Economy, Europe, Energy, Developing Nations, Freedom, Middle East, Latin America, United Nations, Asia | Tags: Developing Nations, International Trade, Exports of the World
Not the only, but the highest value export, although for some countries it could be the only one. A little more geographical knowledge can’t hurt.