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 people on board, search officials say.
Lion Air's JT610 nose-dived into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff October 29, killing all 189 on board to become the country's worst air disaster in two decades. He said the voice recorder's signal, created to last 90 days following a crash, would've stopped in about 15 days.
Haryo Satmiko, deputy chief of Indonesia's transport safety committee (KNKT), was quoted by Reuters as saying that the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) had been found "but we have not received information of the location yet".
Nugroho said human remains had been found near where the CVR was discovered, about 50 meters from where the crashed jet's other black box, the flight data recorder (FDR), was found three days after the crash.More news: Logan Paul Catches Heat for Saying He'll 'Go Gay' for March
Investigators have now said that the plane was not airworthy, and should have been grounded.
Lion Air is the third-largest buyer of the updated single-aisle plane from Boeing, behind Southwest Airlines and Flydubai. Poor safety procedures and the inability of pilots to gain control of a malfunctioning aircraft may have contributed to the crash, according to a preliminary report by Indonesian investigators in November.
Black box data help explain almost 90% of all crashes, according to aviation experts.
It has now become Southeast Asia's biggest airline group by fleet.More news: Lil Uzi Vert Claims He's Quitting Music
Almost 30 relatives of the crash victims have filed lawsuits against Boeing, alleging faults with the 737 MAX led to the deaths.
The device is being transported to a navy port in Jakarta, Nugroho said, and will be handed over to the transportation safety committee, which is overseeing the accident investigation. The information can be critical in preventing an aircraft from stalling.
The plane's flight data recorder showed that pilots had repeatedly tried to correct its nose from pointing down, possibly after erroneous data from AoA sensors was fed into a system that automatically adjusts some of its movements.More news: West Ham's Antonio Speaks Out On The 'Difficult Situation' Rice Is Facing