Lion Air Crash: CVR Black Box Found

JAKARTA, PINUS PRESS - The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) part of the Lion Air flight JT610 airplane’s black box has been found on Monday (14/1), approximately 2.5 months after the incident in which the airplane crashed the sea off Karawang on 29 October 2018.

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Previously, the Flight Data Recorder (FDR), the other part of the airplane’s black box had been found on 1 November 2018.

Other than the CVR, the diver team had also found bones which are not far away from the discovery point of the CVR.

The CVR does not only record conversations between the pilot and the copilot, but also other various sounds which might be useful for the analysis, such as engine noise, alarm, and any other noises inside the airplane.

The missing part of the black box was found by a team of divers comprised of personnel of KOPASKA (a Frogman unit of Indonesian Navy Force) and Koarmada (First Fleet Command of Indonesian Navy Force). The CVR was found at a depth of eight metres under the seafloor, which is 30-metres-deep. According to Pushidrosal TNI Angkatan Laut (Hidrography and Oceanography Center of Indonesian Navy Force), the CVR was found 50 meters apart from the FDR.

The team has communicated the discovery of the CVR to KNKT (National Transportation Safety Commision) for further analysis. The initial report for the data analysis of the CVR of the Lion Air flight JT610 airplane will be released within one month according to KNKT.

“The initial report corresponds to the rules of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and our national legislation. Following the initial report is the release of the report subsequent to its finalisation,” said the Head of KNKT, Soerjanto Tjahjono. “We hope that the whole process will be finished in one year time and what had caused the incident will be revealed,” he added.

Writer: Nathanael Septianto Pratama