The Indonesian authorities said that the cause of the crash of the Airbus A320-200 of AirAsia Indonesia in December last year in the Java sea there was a technical problem, and because of erroneous actions of the crew, failed to properly respond to the problem, reports the BBC.
A glitch in the control system rudder of the aircraft led to the fact that pilots regularly received the alarm. About this issue was known in advance, and the pilots reacted to the overload from the system. However, at some point overload the system disconnected the autopilot, and the plane started a roll to the left. The crew lost control, which led to disaster.
We will remind, on Board the Airbus A320-200 of AirAsia Indonesia, on December 28 EN route flight QZ 8501 from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, was carrying 162 people: two pilots, five crew members and 155 passengers. Among those on Board were 156 Indonesians, three citizens of South Korea, one French citizen, one citizen of Singapore and a citizen of Malaysia. It is known that among the passengers were 17 children (including one infant). It was also reported that among the passengers was also a British citizen (maybe one of the passengers had dual citizenship). Information that on Board the missing aircraft was British, the foreign Ministry confirmed the United Kingdom.