New information surfaces from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 recorder

New information surfaces from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 recorder

New information surfaces from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 recorder

Written by Staff Writer

29 Jan, 2015 | 4:03 pm

Indonesian investigators say that the co-pilot of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, French national Remi Plesel, was controlling the plane before it crashed.

Authorities said this information came from the flight data recorder, which was retrieved along with the cockpit voice recorder earlier this month.

The plane was carrying 162 people from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore when it crashed into the Java Sea on 28 December.

Only 70 bodies have been recovered.

Mardjono Siswosuwarno, head investigator of Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSB), said the flight data recorder had provided a “pretty clear picture” of what happened in the flight’s last moments.

Capt Plesel was in charge from take-off until the cockpit voice recording ends, he said, adding that this was common practice.

Source : BBC

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