Missing AirAsia Jet Indonesia's Latest Air Woe

December 28, 2014 12:23 PM

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The disappearance of an AirAsia jet en route from Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday is the latest air incident for Indonesia, which has struggled with its air safety record. The sprawling archipelago nation of 250 million people is one of Asia's most rapidly expanding airline markets, but is struggling to provide enough qualified pilots, mechanics, air traffic controllers and updated airport technology to ensure safety. Here's a look at some of the incidents over the past 20 years.

—— April 2013: A brand new Boeing 737-800 operated by Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air crashes off the Indonesian resort island of Bali, slamming into the ocean short of the runway while attempting to land in the rain. All 108 people on board survived, and there were no serious injuries. It was Li...

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