Indonesia Sriwijaya Air crash: Cockpit voice recorder found

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The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a crashed Indonesian Sriwijaya Air passenger aircraft has been found, the nation’s transport ministry stated on Wednesday.

The recorder may present very important further clues for investigators trying into the reason for the deadly incident.

The 26-year-old Boeing 737-500 plunged into the Java Sea on January 9, minutes after takeoff from Indonesian capital Jakarta. All 62 crew and passengers on board had been killed.

Search for the voice recorder

Divers found the casing and beacon of the CVR inside days of the crash, but it surely took till Tuesday night for them to find the reminiscence unit beneath a meter of mud.

“We found the CVR last night. It will take about three days to one week to decipher the data,” Indonesia National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) head Soerjanto Tjahjono stated.

“After that we’ll transcribe and match it to FDR [Flight Data Recorder]. Without a CVR, in the Sriwijaya 182 case it would be very difficult to determine the cause.”

What do we all know concerning the crash?

Divers had been looking out the Java Sea for the lacking voice recorder — one of many aircraft’s two “black boxes” — which data flight crew conversations.

A flight knowledge recorder was earlier plucked from the seabed.

A preliminary report into the crash final month stated Indonesian pilots had reported a number of issues with the getting older jet’s throttle system earlier than the deadly crash.

But investigators on the time stated it was too early to pinpoint a precise trigger.

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