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Faulty crew decisions contributed to AirAsia crash

Chronic problems with a faulty rudder system and the way pilots tried to respond were among a string of factors contributing to the crash of an Indonesian AirAsia jet last year that killed all 162 on board, investigators said on Tuesday.


December 1, 2015
By Thomson Reuters

The Airbus A320 crashed into the Java Sea on Dec. 28, less than halfway into a two-hour flight from Indonesia’s second-biggest city of Surabaya to Singapore.

In their first public report on the disaster, Indonesian investigators did not pinpoint a single underlying reason for flight QZ8501’s disappearance from the radar, but set out a sequence spotlighting the faulty component, maintenance and crew actions. | READ MORE