Indonesia TV says Lion Air black box has been found

Reuters
Jakarta, Indonesia Published: Nov 01, 2018, 09:57 AM(IST)

Indonesian TV shows divers bringing crashed jet's black box to boat Photograph:( Reuters )

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Indonesia deployed divers on Tuesday to search for the cockpit recorders with "pinger locators" and find out why an almost-new plane went down in the sea minutes after take-off

The black box of the doomed Lion Aeroplane, which crashed carrying 189 people on board, has been found, Indonesian media reported on Thursday.

Indonesia deployed divers on Tuesday to search for the cockpit recorders with "pinger locators" and find out why an almost-new plane went down in the sea minutes after take-off.

Ground staff lost contact with flight JT610 of budget airline Lion Air 13 minutes after the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft took off early on Monday from the airport in Jakarta, the capital, on its way to the tin-mining town of Pangkal Pinang.

Indonesia, one of the world's fastest-growing aviation markets, has a patchy safety record. With the now almost certain prospect of all on board had died, the crash is set to rank as its second-worst air disaster.

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