Cockpit voice recorder of crashed Lion Air jet found

Dhaka, Monday   24 June 2019

Cockpit voice recorder of crashed Lion Air jet found

 International Desk

 Published: 10:18 AM, 14 January 2019   Updated: 03:03 PM, 14 January 2019

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Indonesia has found the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October last, killing all 189 on board.

Ridwan Djamaluddin, a deputy maritime minister, told reporters on Monday that the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) had informed the ministry about the discovery.

He added that human remains were also discovered at the seabed location.

Separately, Reuters news agency quoted Haryo Satmiko, KNTK deputy chief of Indonesia's transport safety committee, as saying: "It's been found, but we have not received information of the location yet." 

The cockpit voice recorder is one of the two so-called black boxes crucial for the investigation of a plane crash. 

The two-month-old Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet plunged into the Java Sea just minutes after taking off from the capital, Jakarta, on October 29. 

It was the the world's first of a Boeing Co 737 MAX jet.