rudder control system problem that had occurred nearly two dozen times
in the previous 12 months coupled with the pilots' response led to last
year's crash of an AirAsia plane in Indonesia that killed all 162 people
on board, investigators said Tuesday.
In releasing their report, the country's National Transportation Safety Committee said an analysis of Flight 8501's data recorder showed the rudder control system had sent repeated warnings to the pilots during the Dec. 28 flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore.