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The plane full with 189 people on board on October 29, 2018.
Indonesian authorities reported that the voice recorder was found in the cabin of the Lion Air plane that crashed on October 29, killing the 189 people on board.
The flight JT610 was lost 13 minutes after takeoff from the capital of Jakarta to the north, towards the mining town of Pangkal Pinang.
The tape recorder sent a weak signal for several days, Naval Lieutenant Colonel Agung Nugroho told Reuters on Monday. Officials found it buried 8 meters under a 30-meter-deep underwater surface north of Karawang in West Java.
“We do not know what damage there is, it has obvious scratches,” Nugroho said.
Ridwan Djamaluddin, deputy minister of maritime affairs, told reporters that the remains of some of the 189 people killed in the accident were also discovered at the bottom of the seabed, News reported .
“This morning we received the confirmation from the president of the National Transport Safety Committee,” said Djamaluddin.
The voice recorder in the cockpit is one of two black boxes whose information is crucial for determining the causes of the plane crash, and it is expected that it is not damaged. The other black box, the flight data recorder, was recovered three days after the accident.
This JT610 flight accident was the first in the world for the Boeing 737 MAX model and was the deadliest air incident of 2018.
A preliminary report from the Indonesian transport security commission (KNKT) did not give a cause for the accident, News reported. Instead it focused on the maintenance and training of the airlines, as well as the response of an anti-lock system of Boeing and a sensor recently replaced by the airline.
Source: La Gran Epoca