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01/31/2015 01:49 pm ET

AirAsia Captain Left Seat Before Jet Lost Control: Sources

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(Reuters) - The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unusual procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to save the plane, two people familiar with the investigation said.

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