AirAsia Blames Technical Issue, Pilot Error For 2014 Crash
Investigators say poor pilot training might have contributed to last year's AirAsia plane crash that killed 162.By Ben Lawson | December 1, 2015
Investigators say the AirAsia plane crash that killed 162 people last year was caused by a technical issue and miscommunication between the pilot and co-pilot.
The plane was on its way to Singapore from Indonesia in December 2014 when its rudder control system malfunctioned. Apparently, the issue had been reported 23 times the prior year, but it wasn't fixed. (video via Sky News)
The pilot pulled a circuit breaker to reset the flight control computer to try to solve the problem. This caused the plane to lose its autopilot function.