AirAsia flight QZ8501: Airbus says to work with investigators on crash probe

Indonesian people pray for passengers of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 in Malang, East Java on Dec 30, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Indonesian people pray for passengers of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 in Malang, East Java on Dec 30, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (REUTERS) - Plane maker Airbus said on Tuesday that it would work with investigators to help find the cause of the crash of an AirAsia flight which went missing early on Sunday between Indonesia and Singapore.

Indonesia AirAsia's Flight QZ8501, an Airbus A320-200, lost contact with air traffic control during bad weather. Wreckage and bodies have been located off the coast of Borneo.

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"Airbus has been informed by the Indonesian authorities that the accident site of flight QZ 8501 has been located," said the company in a statement. "With safety as its prime concern, Airbus reaffirms its full commitment to provide all necessary technical assistance to the investigation authorities in order to establish the cause of this tragic accident."

The investigation is being led by the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee, with help from international agencies.

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