Investigators say no evidence AirAsia captain left his seat

February 2, 2015 4:17 PM

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Investigators say no evidence AirAsia captain left his seat

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian air crash investigators said on Monday they had not so far found evidence that the pilot of an AirAsia jet had left his seat, or that power to an automated control system was shut off, shortly before the aircraft plunged into the sea.

Two sources familiar with the investigation had told Reuters that Captain Iriyanto was out of his seat carrying out the unusual procedure of pulling the circuit-breaker on a flight computer when his co-pilot apparently lost control of the Airbus A320.

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