Indonesian divers on Tuesday retrieved from the ocean mattress the flight knowledge recorder of a Sriwijaya Air aircraft that crashed into the Java Sea on the weekend.
On Saturday, the Boeing 737-500 plunged into the ocean with 62 individuals on board, 4 minutes after takeoff from Jakarta’s most important airport. So far, no survivors have been discovered.
Local media reported that the recording machine was being transported to Jakarta port. With few instant clues on what occurred after takeoff, investigators are anticipated to rely closely on the flight recorders to find out what went incorrect.
It was the second main air crash in Indonesia since 189 individuals had been killed in 2018 when a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX plunged into the Java Sea quickly after taking off from Jakarta. The jet that crashed on Saturday was of a largely completely different design.
“Hopefully we will be able to unveil the mystery of what caused this accident … so this becomes a lesson for all of us to avoid this in the future”, mentioned the chief of the National Transportation Safety Committee, Soerjanto Tjahjono, and added that the committee expects to obtain the information inside two to 5 days.
Indonesia, an archipelago of 1000’s of islands, is extremely depending on air travel. Before the crash, there had been 697 fatalities in Indonesia during the last decade together with navy and personal planes, making it the deadliest aviation market on the planet. The Sriwijaya Air aircraft was nearly 27 years outdated, a lot older than Boeing’s problem-plagued 737 MAX mannequin.