Investigators Refute QZ8501 Claims

Officials investigating the Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash have rejected claims that the aircraft’s captain left his seat and cut power to a key flight-protection system just minutes before it crashed into the Java Sea.

Officials investigating the Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash have rejected claims that the aircraft’s captain left his seat and cut power to a key flight-protection system just minutes before it crashed into the Java Sea.

Citing sources close to the investigation, Bloomberg reported on Friday (January 30) that QZ8501’s pilots attempted to deal with warnings before cutting power to the A320’s critical flight computers.

But investigators said there is no evidence that the captain left his seat or that the aircraft’s power was turned off.

Last month, the Indonesian government said the crash was caused by the aircraft climbing too sharply and losing control.

TAGS: Asia Pacific
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