JAKARTA, Indonesia – The black box from the crashed Lion-Air has been recovered, this was according to the head of Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee on Thursday, Nov.1.
Soerjanto Tjahjono told Agence France-Presse that they found the black box which would be critical in establishing the cause of the brand new plane to plunge into the waters of Indonesia. “We don’t know yet whether it’s the FDR (flight data recorder) or CVR (cockpit voice recorder).”
The device records information about the speed, altitude and direction of the plane as well as flight crew conversations which will help in determining why the Boeing-737 MAX 8 fell last Monday, Oct. 29, killing 189 people.
The black box is actually a bright orange device, images showed divers at the crash site retrieving and placing the device into a plastic crate then into a ship.
The authorities were able to pick up the device’s signals below the water’s surface on Wednesday, October 31, but was not retrieved right away due to rough sea condition.