TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT) reported that they had successfully downloaded the flight data from one of the recovered black boxes from the wreckages of Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ182 that is currently at the sea bed in the vicinity of the Thousand Islands.
According to KNKT, the flight data recorder (FDR) was filled with 370 flight parameters from 27-hour flight recording, which is in total 18 flights that include its tragic final flight.
“From the data we obtained we recovered a number of data crucial for the investigation,” said KNKT aviation accident investigation sub-committee chief, Nurcahyo Utomo, in a video message on January 19.
Moreover, KNKT announced that the recovery effort and the investigation that would help determine the cause of the crash is assisted by four members from the NTSB, four representatives from Boeing, two representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and one General Electric representative.
The Singapore Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) are also actively assisting the crash investigation as a representative of the ASEAN community.
The KNKT will complete its initial report within 30-days after the crash of Flight SJ182 but are also pinning hope on the discovery of the other black box, which is the cockpit voice recorder (CVR).
FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA