Jakarta: The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of Indonesia’s crashed Sriwijaya Air passenger plane has been recovered, which will significantly help the investigators find out the cause of the incident that killed all 62 people on board, an official said on Wednesday.
The CVR was recovered from the seafloor near the spot where the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) was retrieved days after the crash, spokesman of the National Search and Rescue Office Yusuf Latief said.
The CVR had been found and It was not far from the spot where the FDR was retrieved, the official told Xinhua. “Our team is involved in the search,” he said.
Although the search for the CVR was officially stopped weeks after the incident, the National Transport Safety Committee (KNKT) still made efforts to recover it, and several divers from the National and Rescue office as well as other teams were involved in the search, Latief said.
The Boeing 737-500 plane with flight number SJ-182 had crashed into the Java Sea near Jakarta’s Thousand islands regency on January 9, 2021, shortly after taking off from the Jakarta International airport Soekarno-Hatta. The plane was heading to Pontianak city in West Kalimantan Province.