As efforts continue to find the missing AirAsia Indonesia Airbus A320 operating as QZ8501, the general media is already drawing supposed similarities with two previous airliner tragedies of 2014 – Malaysia Airlines MH370 and MH17. The danger here lies in the supposition that underpins so-called news reporting and the baseless suspicion and rumor mill it creates. For one thing, we still know very little about what caused QZ8501's disappearance (for that matter, we know very little ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"EDITORIAL: Note differences, not speculative ‘similarities’ in 2014 tragedies" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions?

Already registered? here.