Tag Archives: Flight QZ8501

January 04

Singapore aviation authority says flight QZ8501 approval ‘based on air rights’

So there were air rights given, at least from the Singapore end. Well, come Monday, Indonesian authorities are set to clarify. This will allay fears, especially with regard to insurance claims and payouts. Malaysian Insider reported today that the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said it had given its approval for the Surabaya-Singapore flight […]

January 03

Flight QZ8501 unauthorised. Will insurance pay?

Free Malaysia Today reports via AFP that the AirAsia plane that crashed last weekend was flying on an unauthorised schedule. Indonesia’s transport ministry said Saturday, adding it had now frozen the airline’s permission to fly the route. This interestingly begs the question if the flight, passengers and plane are covered by insurance? What is also […]

January 02

Was QZ8501 brought down by a microburst?

A microburst or sudden gusts of strong winds could have caused the Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 to crash last Sunday, according to local daily New Straits Times. MyMalayBlogger read from the hard copy of the NST early this morning. No online version is available. So do get your copy of the NST of Friday 2 […]