KNKT to Take 3 Steps to Analyze Lion Air JT 610 Black Box

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  • Indonesian National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT) officials and rescue team members carry a part of the black box of Lion Air's flight JT610 airplane at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta

    Indonesian National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT) officials and rescue team members carry a part of the black box of Lion Air's flight JT610 airplane at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The crash survivable memory unit (CSMU) or otherwise known as the ‘black box’ of the crashed Lion Air JT 610 has been delivered to the National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT) after it was recovered by Basarnas divers yesterday.

    These are the three steps the KNKT will take to uncover the cause of the plane crash that happened on Monday, October 29. 

    1. Extracting the black box’s data

    According to KNKT’s head of investigation, Ony Soerjo Wibowo, the team will immediately extract the raw data contained in the black box for further analysis. The KNKT will work in conjunction with teams from the United States’ National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Boeing, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and General Electric (GE). 

    Read: Lion Air Crash: Search Focused on Main Fuselage and Black Box 

    2. One Month Preliminary Report

    Within a month after the investigation commences, the KNKT will issue a preliminary report on the elements that caused the Lion Air flight JT 610 to crash at Tanjung Karawang. This report will be available for the public by the end of November. 

    The report will contain a number of records and facts compiled by the KNKT without an in-depth analysis. These elements will encompass factual information regarding the incident in chronological order, Lion Air’s organization, the data of the carrier’s experience and health, and the meteorology report during the time of the crash. 

    Read: Govt: Results of Lion Air JT610 Investigation Issued in 6 Months 

    3. Final Report

    The KNKT stated that the comprehensive final report will include every element in the preliminary report added with a thorough analysis, which will be completed in a year, adhering to the Ministry’s Decree. 

    FIKRI ARIGI