The cockpit voice recorder from a Lion Air crash that killed 189 people has finally been found, along with human remains.
Further reports reveal in affirmative, Officials in Indonesia say they have found the “black box” voice recorder from a Lion Air flight which crashed into the sea off Jakarta in October.
Naval Lieutenant Colonel Agung Nugroho has been quoted as telling media a weak signal from the recorder had been detected for several days and that it had been found buried in about 8 metres of mud in waters about 30 metres deep.
“We don’t know what damage there is, it has obvious scratches on it,” Nugroho has been quoted as saying.
The two month-old Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet plunged into the Java Sea just minutes after taking off from Jakarta on October 29, killing everyone on board.
Divers have located the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October last year, in a possible boost to the accident investigation.
The Lion Air crash was the worst airline disaster in Indonesia since 1997, when 234 people died on a Garuda flight near Medan. In December 2014, an AirAsia flight from Surabaya to Singapore plunged into the sea, killing all 162 on board.