AirAsia investigation, recovery continues

As the grim search for bodies amongst the undersea wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 continues Indonesian investigators said as at 20 January they had found no evidence so far that terrorism was involved in the crash of an AirAsia passenger jet last month that killed all 162 people on board.


AirAsia investigation recovery continues


As the grim search for bodies amongst the undersea wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 continues Indonesian investigators said as at 20 January they had found no evidence so far that terrorism was involved in the crash of an AirAsia passenger jet last month that killed all 162 people on board. The 30-metre-long section of the plane body with a wing attached was sighted on the bottom of the Java Sea at a depth of 28 metres. Rescuers believe that most of the bodies of the 162 people on board are inside.

An Indonesian team of 10 investigators at the National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) had found “no threats” in the cockpit voice recordings to indicate foul play during AirAsia Flight QZ8501. Investigators said they had listened to the whole of the recording but transcribed only about half but no other voices were heard other than the pilots and there were no sounds of gunfire or explosions. The Airbus A320-200 vanished from radar screens on 28 December, less than halfway into a two-hour flight from Indonesia’s secondbiggest city of Surabaya to Singapore.