Lion Air: Indonesia finds cockpit voice recorder of crashed jet
JAKARTA: Indonesia has found the cockpit voice recorder from a Lion Air plane more than two months after the Boeing Co 737 MAX jet crashed into the sea near Jakarta, killing all 189 on board, an official said on Monday.
“It’s been found, but we have not received information of the location yet,” Haryo Satmiko, deputy chief of Indonesia’s transport safety committee (KNKT), said by text message.
The cockpit voice recorder is one of the two so-called black boxes crucial for the investigation of a plane crash.
Indonesia launched a renewed search effort on Jan 8 to find the cockpit voice recorder after the plane crashed into the Java Sea in October.
The crash was the world’s first of a Boeing 737 MAX jet.
Contact with flight JT610 was lost 13 minutes after it took off on Oct. 29 from the capital Jakarta heading north to the tin-mining town of Pangkal Pinang.
The other black box, the flight data recorder, was recovered three days after the crash.