AirAsia Co-Pilot Was Flying Before Flight QZ8501 Crash
Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee says the co-pilot of AirAsia Flight QZ8501was flying before the flight crashed Dec. 28.By Christine Slusser | January 29, 2015
While there are still many questions as to why AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed into the Java Sea Dec. 28, we now know it was the co-pilot who was flying before the plane took a sharp descent.
"The plane ascended at the rate of 6,000 feet per minute, that's at fighter jet speeds, considered by experts to be impossible for a passenger jet," the NBC reporter said.
A report from the Indonesia National Transportation Safety Committee confirmed that while the co-pilot was flying the plane, the captain was monitoring him. It's believed the captain took over as the plane started to sharply descend.