Exclusive: AirAsia crash probe focuses on timing of request to climb, weather

December 30, 2014 3:04 PM

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Exclusive: AirAsia crash probe focuses on timing of request to climb, weather

SURABAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Investigators into the AirAsia flight which crashed into the sea off Indonesia are focusing on the timing of the crew's request to climb to a higher altitude to avoid bad weather as a possible factor behind the tragedy, a source close to the probe said.

As Indonesian ships and aircraft recovered debris and bodies from AirAsia Flight QZ8501, the investigation into what happened on Sunday, when the aircraft carrying 162 people disappeared from radars, has only just begun.

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