Investigators Reveal a Computer Glitch Brought Down AirAsia Flight Off the Coast of Indonesia

All 162 people on board died, many asking if this could happen here.
1:37 | 12/02/15

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Transcript for Investigators Reveal a Computer Glitch Brought Down AirAsia Flight Off the Coast of Indonesia
Troubling new report tonight about what brought down an Airbus a 32 when he and new questions about whether the pilots knew what to do when their computers failed them. Being Aries you jet went down off the coast of Indonesia last year killing all 162. People on board. Well now we learned of a computer issue that likely contributed to those disastrous consequences that's the computer board there. Investigators saying the pilots were likely not trained well enough on what to do next. ABC's David Curley covers aviation. The mysterious disappearance of the air Asia jetliner its wreckage recovered by divers from the bottom of the Java sea. Came down to one small cracked slaughtered wire on a computer board. Along with questionable maintenance and pilot training by the Indonesian budget airline. That bad Solder joint with sending false alarms about a rudder problem it happened 23 times in the prior twelve months but the airline did not replace the computer board. During the fatal flight that alarm went off several times and the pilots acting outside guidelines pulled the circuit breaker which shut off the auto pilot. The Indonesia report goes on to say that the pilots were inadequately trained to recover from a stall and the jet with 162. On board tumbled into the sea. Any time you don't pay proper attention to that. Train a pilot Sandra systems operators and and maintenance staff has absolutely no world for anything less than perfection. You're gonna end up with actions. US investors will take any lessons they can't from the Indonesian report but already US rules governing maintenance and pilot training or some the most comprehensive in the world.

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