In­done­sia re­cov­ers jet's cock­pit voice recorder

The Freeman - - WORLD -

JAKARTA, In­done­sia — Navy divers have re­cov­ered the cock­pit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in Oc­to­ber, In­done­sian of­fi­cials said Mon­day, in a pos­si­ble boost to the ac­ci­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Rid­wan Dja­malud­din, a deputy mar­itime min­is­ter, told re­porters that re­mains of some of the 189 peo­ple who died in the crash were also dis­cov­ered at the seabed lo­ca­tion.

A spokesman for the In­done­sian navy's western fleet, Lt. Col. Agung Nu­groho, said divers us­ing high­tech "ping lo­ca­tor" equip­ment had started a new search ef­fort on Fri­day and found the voice recorder be­neath 8 me­ters (26 feet) of seabed mud. The plane crashed in wa­ters 30 me­ters (98 feet) deep.

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.

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