1.29.15: Plane information from Malaysia and Indonesia
UALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s Civil Aviation Authority has officially declared the crash of Malaysia Airlines 370 an accident, fulfilling a legal obligation that will allow efforts to proceed with compensation claims.
Malaysia’s civil aviation chief says the search for the jet that disappeared on March 8, 2014, “remains a priority.”
In a pre-recorded message broadcast on Malaysian television he said “it is with the heaviest heart and deepest sorrow that we officially declare Malaysia Airlines Flight mh370 an accident.”
He says all 239 passengers and crew on board are presumed to have lost their lives.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian investigators say the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in controls when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.
The Airbus A320-200 crashed into the Java Sea Dec. 28, halfway from Indonesia’s city of Surabaya to Singapore. All 162 people on board were killed.
The chief investigator of the National Transportation Safety Commission says the cockpit voice recording indicated that the co-pilot, a French national, was flying the plane while the Indonesian captain was monitoring.