Published On: Tue, Dec 1st, 2015

Indonesian AirAsia QZ8501 crash in 2014 which killed 162 due to ‘faulty solder’

Flight system computer malfunctioned repeatedly, including four times during fatal journey

Rescuers and divers with the tail of AirAsia QZ8501 plane on the deck of the Indonesian Rescue ship Crest Onyx after lifted from the sea floor off Pangkalan Bun,   Central Borneo,   Indonesia in January 2015. Photo EPA


Indonesian investigators said on Tuesday a chronically faulty component and the crew’s attempt to fix the problem were among the factors that contributed to the crash of an AirAsia passenger jet last year, killing all 162 aboard.

The plane’s flight control computer had a cracked solder joint that malfunctioned repeatedly, including four times during the flight, and 23 times the previous year.

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