navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October 2018, Indonesian officers stated on Monday, in a probable raise to the coincidence investigation.
Ridwan Djamaluddin, a deputy maritime minister, informed reporters that remains of some of the 189 those who died in the crash have been also observed on the seabed place.
A spokesman for the Indonesian military's western fleet, Lt. Col. Agung Nugroho, stated divers the use of high-tech "ping locator" system began a new seek attempt on Friday and located the voice recorder under eight metres (26 toes) of seabed mud. The aircraft crashed in waters 30 metres (98 ft) deep.
The tool is being transported to a military port in Jakarta, Nugroho stated and can be handed over to the transportation safety committee, that is overseeing the coincidence research.
"This is ideal news, mainly for us who misplaced our loved ones," said Irianto, the daddy of Rio Nanda Pratama, a medical doctor who died in the crash.
"despite the fact that we don't yet recognize the contents of the CVR, that is a few remedy from our depression," he said.
the 2-month-old Boeing 737 MAX eight jet plunged into the Java Sea just mins after starting off from Jakarta on Oct 29, 2018, killing all people on board.
The cockpit statistics recorder turned into recovered three days after the crash and confirmed that the jet's airspeed indicator had malfunctioned on its remaining four flights.
If the voice recorder is undamaged, it may provide valuable extra data to investigators.
navy chief Rear Adm. Harjo Susmoro said the voice recorder changed into determined simply 50 metres (164 feet) from wherein the statistics recorder changed into positioned. He said the voice recorder's sign, designed to last 90 days following a crash, could have stopped in approximately 15 days.
The Lion Air crash turned into the worst airline catastrophe in Indonesia seeing that 1997, whilst 234 humans died on a Garuda flight near Medan. In December 2014, an AirAsia flight from Surabaya to Singapore plunged into the sea, killing all 162 human beings on board.
Lion Air is one among Indonesia's youngest airways but has grown hastily, flying to dozens of domestic and international destinations. It has been expanding aggressively in Southeast Asia, a quick-developing place of more than 600 million humans.