AirAsia jet may have made safe landing on sea before sinking, expert says

January 2, 2015 1:29 PM

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Aviation experts investigating the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 said Thursday that the captain of the plane, a former air fore pilot, may have successfully carried out an emergency water landing before the plane sunk due to high seas.

"The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) would work on impact, be that land, sea or the sides of a mountain, and my analysis is it didn't work because there was no major impact during landing," Dudi Sudibyo, a senior editor of aviation magazine Angkasa, told the AFP. "The pilot managed to land it on...

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