KNKT: No Public Details on Lion Air JT 610 CVR until Final Report

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  • A Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of a Lion Air JT610 that crashed into Tanjung Karawang sea is seen inside a special container after it was found under the sea in Karawang, West Java, Indonesia, January 14, 2019 photo, obtained by Reuters January 14, 2019. The crash was the world's first of a Boeing Co 737 MAX jet and the deadliest of 2018, and the recovery of the aircraft's second black box from the Java Sea north of Jakarta on Monday may provide an account of the last actions of the doomed jet's pilots. Courtesy of Pushidrosal/Handout via REUTERS

    A Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of a Lion Air JT610 that crashed into Tanjung Karawang sea is seen inside a special container after it was found under the sea in Karawang, West Java, Indonesia, January 14, 2019 photo, obtained by Reuters January 14, 2019. The crash was the world's first of a Boeing Co 737 MAX jet and the deadliest of 2018, and the recovery of the aircraft's second black box from the Java Sea north of Jakarta on Monday may provide an account of the last actions of the doomed jet's pilots. Courtesy of Pushidrosal/Handout via REUTERS

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) does not plan to provide a public update on the contents of a cockpit voice recorder from a Lion Air jet that crashed, killing 189 people, until a final report is released in August or September, an official said on Tuesday, January 22.

    The Oct. 29 crash, which killed all those on board, was the world's first of a Boeing Co 737 MAX jet and the deadliest of 2018.

    The contents of the jet's second black box, which were recovered from the Java Sea north of the capital, Jakarta, on Jan. 14, could provide a detailed account of the last actions of the pilots.

    The recording needs to be filtered first due to "background sounds" hindering the transcription, said KNKT Chief Soerjanto Tjahjono.

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    "It might take one or two weeks because it was noisy inside (the cockpit)," he told Reuters. Soerjanto continued to say that the transcription would not be made public until KNKT's final report is released between August to September.

    Under international rules, a final crash report is due within 12 months if that is possible.

    Contact with Lion Air JT610 was lost 13 minutes after it took off from Jakarta, heading north to the tin-mining town of Pangkal Pinang.

    The preliminary report released by KNKT in November focused on airline maintenance and training, as well as the response of a Boeing anti-stall system and a recently replaced sensor, but did not give a cause for the crash.

    Lion Air has faced scrutiny over its maintenance and training standards since the crash. Relatives of victims have filed at least three lawsuits against Boeing.

    REUTERS