Faulty parts, crew's inefficiency caused last year's AirAsia crash

Jakarta: A faulty component and the crew's inadequate response caused AirAsia A320 to crash into the Java Sea last year, killing all 162 people on board.

Flight QZ8501 plunged into the ocean in stormy weather on December 28, during a routine flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore.

The crash triggered a huge international search that was hampered by bad weather.

In their final report into the accident released yesterday, Indonesia’s official National Transportation Safety Committee said a fault with the system that helps control the rudder’s movement was a major contributing factor to the crash.

"Subsequent flight crew action resulted in inability to control the aircraft," said the report.

56 The number of bodies that have been missing till date

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