Thursday, November 01, 2018

Lion Air crash: Divers retrieve flight data recorder from sea

Jakarta : Indonesian investigators have found the flight data recorder from Lion Air Flight JT610, a discovery that should help explain why the new Boeing 737 crashed Monday, killing all 189 people on board.

CNN Indonesia showed images of divers bringing the device, commonly known as a "black box," on board one of the rescue ships in the sea close to Jakarta Thursday, four days after the Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet disappeared off radar during a routine short-haul flight.
The cockpit voice recorder (CVR), which records audio from the cockpit, is yet to be found, but is believed to be located on the seabed, some 35 meters (114 feet) deep.
National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT) Deputy Director Haryo Satmiko told CNN that it will take two to three weeks to read the data from flight data recorder, and a further two to three months to analyze it.
A photo from Indonesian media agency "detikcom" shows officials displaying part of the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610's flight data recorder, after it was recovered from the Java Sea on Thursday, November 1.
Satmiko confirmed that in addition to the recorder "some parts" of the plane's fuselage had also been found.
01/11/18 Euan McKirdy, Jo Shelley and Ivan Watson/CNN

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