AirAsia's Tony Fernandes says he's not running away from obligations

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Group chief executive officer of AirAsia Tony Fernandes said he intends to visit the site of the tragedy with team members on Wednesday (Dec 31), reported Bernama.

Mr Fernandes said he takes responsibility for the QZ8501 tragedy and is not running away from obligations, the news agency reported.

He said that he hopes that, weather permitting, the retrieval of bodies will be completed tomorrow.

Mr Fernandes stressed the capability and experience of the plane's pilot and added that people still have confidence in the airline.

He said a proper investigation will reveal what happened to the plane, reported The Star Online.

"Let the black box tell everything. Further investigation will be done the moment we manage to retrieve the black box. It is very improper and inappropriate for me to speculate on anything."

Sources: Bernama, The Star Online

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