Aaron Ranson, Skedline.com
Investigators have made major developments in the ongoing search for the wreckage of the Indonesian Lion Air Jet early Thursday morning.
Lion Air Flight 610 took off from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport early Monday morning and within minutes requested permission to return to the airport. Soon after radar showed an erratic descent and speed increase until suddenly losing contact with air traffic controllers.
Divers have recovered one of the two ‘black boxes’ that every plane is equipped with. The first captures flight data from electronic systems on board and the second records the pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit.
The bright orange flight recorder was found 100 feet underwater close to the coast of Jakarta. It was initially reported that the device found included the flight data recorder however that statement has since been retracted and it is unclear which has been recovered.
Aviation analyst and former member of Indonesian Parliament Alvin Lie says that if the flight data recorder was found, it would be brought to the National Transportation Safety Committee lab, where investigator would begin to look through the information to determine the ultimate cause of the crash. He also says that for a complete analysis to be done, both black boxes must be recovered.
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