First officer flying AirAsia jet at time of crash-investigators

January 29, 2015 5:53 AM

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First officer flying AirAsia jet at time of crash-investigators

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The French first officer of an AirAsia (AIRA.KL) passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls at the time of the accident, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) said on Thursday.

Mardjono Siswosuwarno, head investigator for the NTSC, told reporters the flight data recorder recovered from the bottom of the Java Sea provided a "pretty clear picture" of what happened in the last moments of AirAsia Flight QZ8501. But he did not give details.

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