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AirAsia QZ8501 Crash: Final Report Points to Faulty Component, Crew Action

Faulty rudder, crew’s response led to fatal crash.

Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee released a final report, detailing the events that led to the AirAsia Airbus A320 crash last December that killed all 162 people on board.
 
Bad weather did not play a role in the crash, as initially speculated; instead, system malfunction and the crew’s response were the contributing factors.
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AirAsia Airbus A320-200

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