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Aviation expert Gerry Soejatman tweeted out a 'leaked' picture of the ATC screen on QZ8501. He seemed to be suggesting that the altitude of the plane and the ground speed of the aircraft didn't seem to be fine.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: justwanttofly
I hear that! My only query there is, can there ever be a situation in the air, where the more experienced pilot is going to be less reliable than the younger, less experienced pilot?
originally posted by: Nochzwei
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: TrueBrit
Not their understanding, but the ability for a younger less experienced pilot to speak up to an older, more experienced crew member, and be listened to.
originally posted by: ANNED
i am guessing the plane came apart because of a loss of pressurization event.(Explosive decompression)
why??? no mayday and it went from what is normal flight level 320 to 380 just before being lost.
this type accidents.
JAKARTA, December 28 (Sputnik) — AirAsia flight QZ 8501 crashed of the coast of Indonesia, with the cause thought to have been severe turbulence, the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency said Sunday.
"AirAsia Airbus A320, flight QZ 8501, flying from Surabaya [Indonesia] to Singapore fell into water near Belitung island [Indonesia]," Republika newspaper quoted the agency's representative as saying.
According to the statement issued by AirAsia, air traffic control lost contact with flight QZ8501 at 07:24 local time (00:24 GMT). There were 155 passengers on board, including 17 children, two pilots and five cabin crew.
Search and rescue operations are underway under the guidance of The Indonesia of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). AirAsia Indonesia is assisting the investigation.