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Investigator disputes AirAsia explosion theory

(Agencies) Updated: 2015-01-12 19:46

Investigator disputes AirAsia explosion theory

Indonesian military policemen carry the flight data recorder from AirAsia QZ8501 into a media briefing at the airbase in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 12, 2015 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Indonesian navy divers retrieved the black box flight data recorder from the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet on Monday, a major step towards investigators unravelling the cause of the crash that killed all 162 people on board. [Photo/Agencies]

JAKARTA - There was no evidence to support the theory that an AirAsia airliner exploded before hitting water two weeks ago, an Indonesian transport safety investigator said on Monday.

"There is no data to support that kind of theory," said Santoso Sayogo, an investigator at the National Transportation Safety Committee.

Supriyadi, operations coordinator at the National Search and Rescue Agency, earlier told reporters that the wreckage indicated the jet "experienced an explosion" before impact due to a significant change in air pressure.

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