Unconfirmed reports from officials at the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) investigating last year’s Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501 fatal crash have suggested the captain was not in his seat at the time of the incident. The co-pilot is believed to have been flying the aircraft at the time, when there were also storms in the area. The Airbus A320 crashed into the Java Sea enroute from Surabaya to Singapore last December killing 162 passengers and crew. Initial data ...

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