Lion Air jet cockpit voice recorder found after crash that killed 189 in Jakarta

itoday - The cockpit voice recorder from the doomed Lion Air jet has been found more than two months after the crash which killed all 189 people on board.

The Boeing Co 737 MAX crashed into the Java Sea near Jakarta in October last year.


Officials in Indonesia said a weak signal from the recorder had been detected for several days and that it had been found buried in about 8 metres (26 ft) of mud in waters about 30 metres deep.

"We don't know what damage there is, it has obvious scratches on it," Naval Lieutenant Colonel Agung Nugroho told Reuters.

Contact with flight JT610 was lost 13 minutes after it took off on October 29 from the capital, Jakarta, heading north to the tin-mining town of Pangkal Pinang.

The crash was the world's first of a Boeing 737 MAX jet and the deadliest of 2018.

The cockpit voice recorder is one of the two so-called black boxes crucial for the investigation of a plane crash.

The other black box, the flight data recorder, was recovered three days after the crash.

Investigators brought in a navy ship last week for a fresh search after a 10-day effort funded by Lion Air failed to find the recorder.

Source: mirror.co.uk

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