A Qantas Airways Ltd. passenger plane is attempting an emergency landing in Singapore because of an engine problem, Bambang Ervan , a spokesman at the Indonesian transport ministry, said by telephone in Jakarta today.
Indonesian rescuers are seeking the so-called black box flight recorder as they search for victims from the Russian Sukhoi SuperJet 100 plane that crashed into a mountainside three days ago with 45 people on board.
Indonesia started investigations into at least its fourth aircraft accident in 16 months after a Boeing Co. 737-800 passenger jet operated by PT Lion Mentari Airlines, which is banned from flying in Europe, crashed into the sea off Bali’s international airport.
Asian stocks rose, propelling a benchmark index to the highest level in more than two years, after the U.S. Federal Reserve expanded measures to boost the world’s largest economy. India’s Sensitive Index climbed to its highest close on record.
Indonesian relief workers are battling 6-meter-high (20-foot) waves whipped up by Tropical Cyclone Orchid as they ferry supplies to survivors of a tsunami that hit the Mentawai Islands off Sumatra’s coast a week ago.
A passenger plane carrying 27 people crashed in bad weather when it was about to land in the Indonesian province of West Papua, killing at least 15, the Associated Press reported, citing local officials.