Searchers spot fuse­lage, de­tect pos­si­ble voice recorder sig­nal

Chicago Tribune (Sunday) - - NATION & WORLD -

JAKARTA, In­done­sia — Divers re­ported see­ing the fuse­lage and en­gines of the crashed Lion Air jet on the seafloor and a ping lo­ca­tor has de­tected a sig­nal that may be from the cock­pit voice recorder, In­done­sia’s search and res­cue chief said Satur­day.

Speak­ing on the sixth day of the search, Muham­mad Syaugi said that two en­gines and more land­ing gear had been found. The plane crashed in 98 feet of water but strong cur­rents ham­pered the search.

The brand new Boe­ing 737 MAX 8 jet plunged into the Java Sea just min­utes af­ter take­off from Jakarta early on Oct. 29, killing all 189 peo­ple on board.

The flight data recorder was re­cov­ered on Thursday and Syaugi said a “low ping sig­nal” was de­tected by a sonar lo­ca­tor that could be the black box voice recorder.

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