(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 12, 2015, an Indonesian worker (top C) cuts the tail of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 in Kumai, after debris from the crash was retrieved from the Java sea. (AFP PHOTO / FILES)
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Faulty equipment and the crew's "inability to control the aircraft" led an AirAsia A320 to crash into the Java Sea last year, killing all 162 people onboard, a report said on Tuesday.It added the flight data recorders did not indicate the weather had affected the aircraft.Investigators had also revealed that the French co-pilot, Remi Plesel, was at the controls of the AirAsia plane in the moments before it crashed, rather than the more experienced pilot, Captain Iriyanto, who had around 20,000 hours of flying time.In August, a turbo-prop plane operated by Indonesian domestic carrier Trigana crashed in the remote, eastern region of Papua during a short flight in bad weather, killing all 54 people on board.
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