Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Indonesia extends search for jet crash victims, second black box

Divers see crashed Lion Air jet fuselage as 'ping' heard in search for black box Senior Indonesian rescue diver dies in jet crash search
Kenny Thornton | 06 November, 2018, 12:59

Making a solemn announcement on Saturday, Indonesia's search and rescue chief Muhammad Syaugi confirmed that they lost a volunteer Indonesian diver in the search for the downed flight.

Despite the damage to the black box, experts believe that its core memory can still be retrieved.

Investigators are still attempting to retrieve information from the flight data recorder's "crash survivable memory unit" that will help determine the cause of the disaster.

Syaugi also said on Saturday that a sonar locator had detected "low ping signal", which could be from the cockpit's voice recorder, also known as a black box.

The 48-year-old diver had previously served in Palu, which suffered an natural disaster and tsunami in September, and was also involved in recovering the bodies and debris from an Air Asia plane crash almost four years ago.

In 2014, an AirAsia crash in the Java Sea during stormy weather killed 162 people.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is assisting the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Commission with the reading of the FDR and after cleaning it up hope to download data today.

The pilot of flight JT610 had asked for, and received, permission to turn back to Jakarta, but what went wrong remains a mystery.

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CNN said that "fast-moving currents and muddy waters of the crash site in the Java Sea have hindered recovery efforts since the plane came down Monday shortly after taking off from Jakarta".

Investigators have yet not extracted any information from the first flight data recorder.

Preliminary investigation results are expected to be made public by the end of the month.

President Joko Widodo, visiting the search operation's headquarters at Jakarta's port, thanked rescue officials and the military involved and appealed for them to step up the search.

More than 100 divers are now involved in the search, Syaugi said, adding that he received word the main body of the plane has been located.

In wake of the tragedy, Indonesia has directed the inspection of all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes belonging to commercial airlines in the country.

On a separate occasion, head of the Indonesian Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) Soerjanto Tjahjono said that plane sped up fast at 340 knot, or 629.68 km per hour, before plunging into the sea. Its transport safety panel investigated 137 serious aviation incidents from 2012 to 2017.

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