Icy Conditions Likely Led To AirAsia Crash, Agency Says
The Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) says ice build-up may have caused AirAsia Flight 8501 engine failure.By Matt Moreno | January 4, 2015
As the recovery continues for what's left of AirAsia Flight 8501, officials are now looking at what exactly went wrong moments before the plane went down.
A report from the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics, also known as BMKG, says icy conditions likely damaged the plane's engines and caused it to crash.
The revelation is inline with previous speculation that weather was the driving factor. The pilot of the aircraft reportedly requested to change altitudes due to bad weather, but was denied permission due to heavy aircraft traffic in the area. (Video via NBC)