Pilot Actions Contributed To AirAsia Crash, Report Says

Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Antonio P. Turretto Ramos
Indonesian safety officials have found a repetitive malfunction to be the original cause of problems for an Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320 that crashed in December, though the inability of the pilots to control an upset situation appears to be a critical factor. The aircraft crashed in the Java Sea...
Adrian Schofield

Adrian is a senior air transport editor for Aviation Week, based in New Zealand. He covers commercial aviation in the Asia-Pacific region.

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