Lion Air JT 610 Black Box Located and Retrieved
The search team coordinated by the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) has located and retrieved one of the black boxes from Lion Air flight JT610 that crashed into the Java Sea near Karawang, Bekasi, West Java, on Thursday (1/11).
Alhamdulillah,one of the black boxes has been located; below is the footage of the process to bring the device to the surface, to the Baruna Jaya I Vessel. Hopefully, other parts of the aircraft can be located soon, as tweeted by the BPPTs (Assessment and Application of Technology Agency) twitter account.
As we all are aware, the operation to locate the Aircraft involves a number related institutions, such as the Basarnas, the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI), the Indonesian National Police (Polri), the communities, including the BPPT that operates its sophisticated vessel, Baruna Jaya.
The Commander of SAR Task Force Colonel Iswarto said, the black box was located at the bottom of the sea at a depth of 25-35 meters, and located 100 meters from predicted location.
At the moment, the black box is transported to Tanjung Priok Port and is going to be handed over to the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) for further investigation, Iswarto said.
For the record, Lion Air flight JT610 crashed in Tanjung Karawang, WestJava on Monday (29/10), minutes after it took off from Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Banten, heading to Depati Amir Airport, Pangkal Pinang, Bangka Belitung
The flight JT 610 was carrying 189 passengers,comprising 178 adults, one child, two infants, two pilots and six cabin crews. (BPPT/ANT/ES)
Translated by: Harli Yudha Pratama
Edited by: Mia Medyana Bonaedy