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AirAsia QZ8501 Crash: Terrorism Not Likely The Cause Indonesian Investigators Say Initially

AirAsia crash not likely due to terrorism
AirAsia crash not likely due to terrorism

The Indonesian air crash investigators have said that the crash of AirAsia QZ8501 was not probably due to terrorism, in their initial remarks since analysing the cockpit voice recorder.

According to media reports, transport safety committee investigator Andreas Hananto said that there were also indications that the plane encountered bad weather. He went on to say that the investigators had listened to the entire two-hour recording, and found that there was “no threatening voice on board.” The recording appeared to indicate that the pilot was too busy attempting to regain control of the aircraft to send a distress signal, he added.

AirAsia flight QZ8501 is thought to have gone down on 28 December as it was travelling from Surabaya to Singapore. The crashed plane had 162 people onboard and unfortunately all of them perished. On the other hand, divers have managed to recover two more bodies from the Java Sea, bringing the total found so far to 53.