AirAsia plane climbed at abnormally high rate, suddenly disappeared

Indonesia's transport minister said Tuesday that radar data showed the AirAsia plane that crashed last month with 162 people on board was climbing at about 6,000 feet a minute before it plunged and suddenly disappeared.

By , Associated Press

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An AirAsia plane that crashed last month with 162 people on board was climbing at an abnormally high rate, then plunged and suddenly disappeared from radar, Indonesia's transport minister said Tuesday.