These findings are clearly grounds for a corporate manslaughter action. Engineering lapses like this, particularly from this region, are being flagged up all to often. Someone has to take responsibility, or ground the airline, nothing less will do."
"Subsequent flight crew action resulted in inability to control the aircraft... causing the aircraft to depart from the normal flight envelope and enter a prolonged stall condition that was beyond the capability of the flight crew to recover," the national transport safety committee said in a statement.
It is one of a string of aviation disasters in South-east Asia's biggest economy where rapid growth in air travel has overcrowded the country's airports and raised substantial safety concerns.
Among the facts released so far, the French first officer was at the controls just before the accident and a stall warning sounded in the cockpit, indicating that the jet had lost lift.
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