TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) head Soerjanto Tjahjono confirmed that it requires one week, at most, to read the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from the crashed Sriwijaya Air.
“We will bring this CVR to the lab and start to read it that will take about three days to one week,” said Soerjanto in a virtual press conference from the JICT Port, Tanjung Priok, on Wednesday, March 31.
The KNKT, he added, will transcribe and match it to the other one of the ill-fated plane’s black boxes, the flight data recorder (FDR), about what happened in the cockpit. “So we can analyze the data from the FDR and the situation in the cockpit,” Soerjanto said.
According to him, it would be very difficult to determine the cause without the CVR.
The FDR, battery, and CVR casing were discovered during the SAR evacuation last January.
Today, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi announced that the joint team has finally located the CVR of the Sriwijaya Air SJ182 jet that crashed into the waters around the Thousand Islands, Jakarta.
“Alhamdulillah, last night at 20:00, it was found near the location where the FDR was discovered. We have reported it to the president and given it to the KNKT for further investigation,” said Budi.