Monday, 23 September 2019

Lion Air Search: CVR No Longer Transmitting Signals

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  • A rescue ship is seen near the location of the Lion Air flight JT610 crash during rescue operations off the north coast of Karawang regency, West Java province, Indonesia, October 30, 2018. Syaugi said he believed the fuselage was located 400 metres north west of where the plane had lost contact at a depth of 32 metres. If found, the fuselage would be lifted using a crane, because many bodies were likely to be trapped inside, he added. REUTERS/Beawiharta

    A rescue ship is seen near the location of the Lion Air flight JT610 crash during rescue operations off the north coast of Karawang regency, West Java province, Indonesia, October 30, 2018. Syaugi said he believed the fuselage was located 400 metres north west of where the plane had lost contact at a depth of 32 metres. If found, the fuselage would be lifted using a crane, because many bodies were likely to be trapped inside, he added. REUTERS/Beawiharta

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) announced that it has officially stopped its search for the remaining victims of the Lion Air flight JT 610 that crashed at Tanjung Karawang. 

    However, the search for the airplane’s missing cockpit voice recorder (CVR) will continue until an undetermined time. “We will search for it up to a one-kilometer radius,” said the head of the National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT), Soerjanto Tjahjonoat JICT II, North Jakarta, on November 10. 

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

    The search for the missing CVR is hampered by the fact that unlike the week before, this device is no longer transmitting signals to the search team. “The ping signal can no longer be heard now,” said Soerjanto.

    However, the recovery team is set to utilize an ROV equipped with the needed features to search for the missing CVR that is believed to be buried under the seabed. “The device that we prepared is able to detect objects buried 4-meters under the bottom of the ocean,” he explained. 

    The ROV itself, according to Soerjanto, was lent by a foreign country that happened to be docking in East Java and is currently on its way to Jakarta and will be operated in the Lion Air flight JT 610 recovery operation next week. 

    IMAM HAMDI