Lion Air crash: Indonesia finds cockpit voice recorder

14 January, 2019, 17:42 | Author: Myra Gill
  • All 189 passengers and crew died when the Lion Air Boeing 737 plummeted into the sea after take-off from Jakarta

The Reuters news agency points out the cockpit voice recorder is one of two so-called black boxes crucial to the investigation of the plane crash.

Indonesian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Yudo Margin shows the recovered cockpit voice recorder of Lion Air flight 610 that crashed into the sea in October during a press conference on board of the navy ship KRI Spica in the waters off Tanjung Karawang, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Haryo Satmiko, deputy head of Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC), told AFP the box had been recovered early Monday morning.

The Boeing 737 MAX vanished from radar about 13 minutes after departing Jakarta, slamming into the Java Sea moments after pilots had asked to return to the capital and killing all 189 people onboard.

Relatives of those who had died questioned why the plane had been cleared to fly after suffering problems on its Bali to Jakarta flight on October 28 that included a rapid descent after take-off that terrified passengers. The plane crashed in waters 30 meters (98 feet) deep.

"Even though we don't yet know the contents of the CVR, this is some relief from our despair", he said.

Investigators last week said they planned to use a navy ship for a fresh search for the crashed jet's second "black box" after a 10-day effort funded by Lion Air failed to find the cockpit voice recorder (CVR).


Information retrieved from the jet's flight data recorder late past year indicated that the pilot was using his controls to bring the airline's nose up but that an automated anti-stall system was pushing it down.

After investigators said the doomed aircraft had problems with its airspeed indicator and angle of attack (AoA) sensors, Boeing issued a special bulletin telling operators what to do when they face the same situation.

Introduced in the late 1950s, black boxes help explain almost 90% of all crashes, according to aviation experts. It will take three to five days to dry and clean the device and to download its data, he said.

Indonesian officials have located the flight recorder from Lion Air flight JT610.

Lion Air is one of Indonesia's youngest airlines but has grown rapidly, flying to dozens of domestic and worldwide destinations.

It was the the world's first of a Boeing Co 737 MAX jet. It has been expanding aggressively in Southeast Asia, a fast-growing region of more than 600 million people.

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