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Indonesia rejects rebels' demand on Papua independence talks

Dec. 11, 2018 7:54 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's government on Tuesday rejected a demand by rebels in the country's restive Papua province to hold negotiations on the territory's self-determination, following a Dec. 2 attack on a construction site that left at least 17 dead. An insurgency has simmered in Papua since...

Indonesian investigators say doomed Lion Air jet 'airworthy'

Nov. 29, 2018 6:02 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Investigators of the Oct. 29 crash of a Lion Air flight into the Java Sea say the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft was deemed airworthy when it made its final takeoff from Jakarta. The officials summoned reporters Thursday to clarify comments made at a news conference the day before, where...

Report faults safety failures, defects in Lion Air crash

Nov. 28, 2018 5:15 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Pilots fought against an automated system that pitched a Boeing jetliner's nose down repeatedly because of a faulty sensor until they finally lost control and plunged into the Java Sea last month, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday. At a news conference, safety officials said...

Woman wears wedding gown after fiance dies in Lion Air crash

Nov. 14, 2018 11:11 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian woman whose fiance died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea was photographed in her wedding dress and professed her love for him on the day they were to have been married. Intan Syari's fiance, Dr. Rio Nanda Pratama, was among 189 people who were killed...

Indonesian officer shoots armed militant to stop his attack

Nov. 9, 2018 12:13 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A suspected Islamic militant's frenzied attack on a police station in the Indonesian capital was thwarted by an officer who shot the man in the hand, police said Friday. Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono said the knife and machete-wielding man repeatedly shouted "God is Great"...

US emergency directive after Boeing jet crash in Indonesia

Nov. 8, 2018 12:37 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency airworthiness directive on how to handle erroneous data from a sensor that investigators believe malfunctioned on a new Boeing jet that plunged into the sea in Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. The directive...

Boeing plane crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced

Nov. 7, 2018 7:42 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A crucial sensor was replaced on a Lion Air jet the day before it plunged into the Java Sea, and that sensor replacement may have exacerbated other problems with the plane, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday. That sensor, known as the "angle of attack" sensor, keeps track of...

Lion Air jet's airspeed indicator malfunctioned on 4 flights

Nov. 5, 2018 6:37 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The "black box" data recorder from a crashed Lion Air jet shows its airspeed indicator malfunctioned on its last four flights, investigators said Monday, just hours after distraught relatives of victims confronted the airline's co-founder at a meeting organized by officials....

Data recovered from crashed Lion Air data recorder: official

Nov. 4, 2018 4:56 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Investigators succeeded in retrieving hours of data from a crashed Lion Air jet's flight recorder as Indonesian authorities on Sunday extended the search at sea for victims and debris. National Transportation Safety Committee deputy chairman Haryo Satmiko told a news conference...

Official: Divers see Lion Air jet fuselage, new 'ping' heard

Nov. 3, 2018 7:38 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Divers reported seeing the fuselage and engines of the crashed Lion Air jet on the seafloor and a ping locator has detected a signal that may be from the cockpit voice recorder, Indonesia's search and rescue chief said Saturday. Speaking on the sixth day of the search, Muhammad...