The Indonesian authorities found the second black box two and a half months after the crash of a Lion Aircraft.
The almost new Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed into the Java Sea shortly after departure from Jakarta in October. All 189 people in the craft were killed.
Search teams found one of the two black boxes of the device a few days after the crash. It was the flight data recorder with the flight data. The cockpit voice recorder, which records sounds in the cockpit, has been without trace for a long time, but has now also been found. According to a spokesperson for the navy, the device is still intact despite a number of scratches and dents.
“We can confirm that the CVR was found in the waters of Tanjung Karawang at 9.10 am this morning by divers from the navy,” said the spokesperson. The navy had started a search with the Indonesian committee on transport safety (KNKT), after Lion Air’s own search action did not yield anything. There is still a lot of uncertainty about the cause of the accident. Researchers hope that the cockpit voice recorder can provide more clarification about what exactly went wrong.