ABC News aviation consultant Steve Ganyard joined me on KTRS today to talk about the disappearance of AirAsia flight 8501 this weekend. Among the questions I asked him:
- Was it significant that the pilot asked for a new flight plan moments before the plane disappeared off radar — and why wasn’t there a mayday call?
- What does this incident have in common with the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 nine months ago?
- What’s AirAsia’s safety record?
- Is there something about Indonesian airspace that contributed to these incidents?