Saturday, 19 January 2019

Lion Air Crash: Signal from CVR Black Box Lost Since 2 Days Ago

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  • An Indonesian rescue team member holds newly recovered debris of crashed Lion Air flight JT610 at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, November 3, 2018. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    An Indonesian rescue team member holds newly recovered debris of crashed Lion Air flight JT610 at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, November 3, 2018. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT) head Soerjanto Tjahjono said the signal from the cockpit voice recorder or CVR of Lion Air JT 601 black box had been lost since two days ago. 

    “We are not hearing the signal now,” said Soerjanto in Ibis Hotel in Cawang on Monday, November 5. 

    He explained the search for the CVR black box would be continued by various means considering its significance in confirming the investigation results into the plane crash. 

    Read: Day 8 of Lion Air Search, 1,324 Personnel Deployed

    As reported earlier, the joint evacuation team has found the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) of the black box of the downed Lion Air JT610 at the depth of 32 meters. The commander of the Navy SAR Task Force Col. Isswarto said two ships found the FDR after detecting the "ping" sound from the orange device.

    Isswarto estimated the whereabouts of the Lion Air flight JT 601's CVR was close to where the FDR was found. Besides, he added, the joint team located the crash site at around 40 to 100 meters from the FDR. “Perhaps, it [the black box location] is not far from where the FDR was found,” he said.

    KARTIKA ANGGRAENI