Co-pilot was flying crashed AirAsia plane

2015-01-29 08:35

The AirAsia plane that crashed into the sea last month was being flown by the co-pilot, an Indonesian investigator said today.

“The second-in-command was the flying pilot while the captain was the monitoring pilot,” said Mardjono Siswosuwarno, the chief investigator at the National Transport Safety Committee.

Mardjono said the plane was airworthy and was operated within “the envelope of the weight and balance limits”.

Flight QZ8501 was en route from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore when it crashed into the Java Sea on December 28, killing all 162 people on board.

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