Extreme cloud temperature tied to AirAsia crash

January 6, 2015 12:05 AM

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Extreme cloud temperature tied to AirAsia crash

SURABAYA, Indonesia -- Hendra Gunawan Syawal, 23, took what may have been the last photograph of Flight 8501 before it took off. Less than an hour later, the plane disappeared.

Even as the search continues, Indonesian authorities have concluded that the weather caused the crash. A satellite image showed cloud temperatures as cold as 121 degrees below zero.

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