Indonesian Boeing 737-524 cockpit voice recorder damaged

Indonesian Boeing 737-524 cockpit voice recorder damaged
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  • calendar-gray 15 January 2021

The cockpit voice recorder of the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-524, which crashed in the Java Sea earlier, was damaged, and the divers were only able to discover fragments of the device, Indonesian Navy Spokesman Fajar Tri Rohadi told journalists Friday, APA reports citing TASS.

"During the crash, the recorder was damaged. The divers have discovered a fragment, but the memory module is yet to be found," he said, according to the local media. "It can take up to several days."

Meanwhile, the investigators were able to decipher the other recorder that registered the flight parameters.

The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-524 was en route from Jakarta to Pontianak Saturday with 50 passengers and 12 crew members aboard. Some four minutes after takeoff, the plane crashed into the sea. National search and rescue services disclosed they received no emergency signals from any plane in their area of responsibility. Besides, Australian satellite systems reportedly registered no signals as well.

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