Cockpit Voice Recorder of Crashed Lion Air Plane Is Found

Indonesia has found the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air plane that crashed off the country’s coast last year, Indonesian officials said Monday, raising hopes that recordings could help explain how the pilots battled an apparent mechanical failure.

Lion Air Flight 610 plummeted into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, in late October, killing all 189 people on board.

Haryo Satmiko, deputy chief of the country’s transportation safety committee, confirmed in a text message on Monday that Navy divers had found the cockpit voice recorder on the seafloor, along with human remains, and that it would likely take two to three months to analyze the data.

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