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AirAsia jet climbed too high, too fast – black box reveals

By Alexandra Gagan / January 21, 2015

AirAsia_X_Airbus_A330-300_Nazarinia-2It has been revealed that the mysterious AirAsia flight that disappeared last month had climbed too high and too fast, just before plummeting into the Java Sea.

Radar data from the jets black box revealed that the Airbus A320-200 had been reaching around 6,000 feet per minute before it crashed, killing all 162 people aboard the aircraft.

Minister of Transport, Ignasius Jonan, told the Parliamentary Committee:

“It is not normal to climb like that; it’s very rare for commercial planes, which normally climb just 1,000 to 2,000 feet per minute,” he told lawmakers, The Associated Press reported. “It can only be done by a fighter jet.”

Forensic experts have identified 45 of 51 victims whose bodies, or body parts, have been recovered from the water.

It is still unclear what the cause of the crash is, however the weather has been cited as a probable factor.

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