Alexandria, VA – The Flight Safety Foundation released the following statement from President and CEO Jon Beatty:
“With the discovery of confirmed wreckage from AirAsia Indonesia 8501, our deepest sympathies are with the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew.
It’s now time for a thorough investigation to begin. We are confident that answers will be found so that a tragedy like this won’t happen again. As the investigation is conducted, however, FSF calls for the speculation into the cause to end. This speculation does not advance our understanding of this tragedy and can cause needless pain for the families. FSF will continue to monitor the situation and trust that as the data is recovered, the answers will be found quickly.”
Flight Safety Foundation (www.flightsafety.org) is an independent, non-profit, international organization engaged in research, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading voice of safety for the global aerospace community.
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