AirAsia flight QZ8501 'might have stalled' mid-climb
Geoffrey Thomas, editor of AirlineRatings.com, has told the BBC that the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 may "have been caught in a severe thunderstorm updraft".
This could have led to an "aerodynamic stall of the wing" resulting in a severe upset to the aircraft, Mr Thomas explained.
The hypothesis was extrapolated from radar data that showed the plane's speed decreasing while it climbed in altitude.
30 Dec 2014
- From the section Asia