An Indonesia transport safety investigator has said there is no data available that would confirm the theory of the AirAsia jet exploding before it hit the water – after earlier claims to the contrary.
“There is no data to support that kind of theory,” said Santoso Sayogo, an investigator at the National Transportation Safety Committee.
Earlier, an Indonesian search and rescue official said that the AirAsia jet was likely to have exploded before hitting the water, judging by the wreckage.
“My analysis is, based on the wreckage found and other findings, the plane experienced an explosion before it hit the water,” Suyadi Bambang Supriyadi, operations coordinator at the National Search and Rescue Agency, told reporters.
It comes after the plane’s two black boxes were discovered by search and rescue teams.
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