Jakarta - Indonesian authorities announced that the second black box of the Lion Air's 737 MAX 8 was found. The almost new Boeing 737 MAX 8 of the Indonesian carrier had crashed into the Java Sea shortly after departure from Jakarta in October.
Search teams found the missing Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of the crashed Boeing 737 MAX two and a half months after the accident. The Flight Data Recorder, one of the two black boxes, had been found a few days after the crash. But, the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), which records speeches in the cockpit, has been missing without a trace for a long time. According to a Navy spokesman, the device is still intact.
We can confirm that the CVR was found in the waters of Tanjung Karawang at 9:10 am this morning by divers from the navy,
said the spokesman.
Lion Air's own search yielded nothing. Early this month, the airline announced that it ceased the search activities for the CVR.
There is still a lot of uncertainty about the cause of the accident. However, it was concluded that there were problems with the angle of attack sensors of the two-month-old device. Researchers hope that the CVR can provide more information about what exactly went wrong.