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Pilots cut power to critical systems: sources

Action appears to have helped trigger Dec 28 events, when plane climbed abruptly before falling

DETRITUS: An Indonesian diver and an official examining the wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 after it was lifted into the Crest Onyx ship at sea.


THE pilots of AirAsia Flight 8501 cut power to a critical computer system that normally prevents planes from going out of control shortly before it plunged into the Java Sea, two people with knowledge of the investigation said.

The action appears to have helped trigger the