Indonesia cites faulty component, crew response in AirAsia crash

December 1, 2015 7:59 AM

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Indonesia cites faulty component, crew response in AirAsia crash

JAKARTA Indonesian investigators said on Tuesday a chronically faulty component and the crew's attempt to fix the problem were among the factors that contributed to the crash of an AirAsia passenger jet last year, killing all 162 aboard.

The plane's flight control computer had a cracked solder joint that malfunctioned repeatedly, including four times during the flight, and 23 times the previous year.

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