Lion Air to discontinue the search for Cockpit Voice Recorder


Jakarta - Lion Air discontinued the search for the cockpit voice recorder of the Boeing 737 MAX that was crashed into the Java Sea on November 29.

Flight JT610 had crashed into the Java sea thirteen minutes after its departure from Jakarta on October 29. All 189 people on board were killed. Within a few days, the flight data recorder (FDR) could have been recovered from the wreckage, but there is still no trace from the cockpit voice recorder (CVR).

Lion Air paid 2.6 million dollars to Luxembourg-based company "Maritime Construction Services" to find the cockpit voice recorder with a special ship (MPV Everest) equipped with special tools for such tasks. But it couldn't find the Flight JT610's CVR, so Lion Air decided to discontinue the searches on December 29. The company did not state whether further searches are being made.

Based on data from the FDR (Flight Data Recorder), the investigation revealed that the accident occurred due to false Angle of Attack (AOA) data produced by sensors of the brand new aircraft.

Due to erroneous data, the nose of the plane plunged down sharply and Lion Air's Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed into the Java Sea with 189 people on board.