Black box recovered from crashed Indonesia jet

Air plane. A Lion Air flight JT-610 took off from the Jakarta airport at 6.20am local time and lost contact at 6.33am

Air plane. A Lion Air flight JT-610 took off from the Jakarta airport at 6.20am local time and lost contact at 6.33am

Today, November 1, from the bottom of the Java sea lifted the plane's flight recorder Boeing 737 Indonesian airline Lion Air that crashed with 189 people on Board on October 29 after a few minutes after departure from the airport.

Officials have now reportedly deployed "pinger locators" to find the recorder.

Lion Air flight JT610 lost contact 13 minutes after take-off from the nation's capital and crashed moments later in the nation's worst air disaster in two decades.

The airline's uneven safety record, including another crash at sea with no deaths in 2013, led the US and the European Union to ban the airline from their airspace.

Search and Rescue Agency chief Muhammad Syaugi has said he's certain it won't take long to locate the hull of the aircraft and its flight recorders due to the relatively shallow 30 metre depth of the waters where it crashed.

"We have not found the black box's location, but it's in the area, within a three-kilometre radius", Soerjanto Tjahjono, Head of Indonesia's National Transporta-tion Safety Committee, told Kompas TV.

According to the New York Times, Indonesian investigators have zeroed in on the location of the flight's black boxes, so there's a good chance we'll have more information soon.

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Lion Air, headquartered in Indonesia, operates flights in Malaysia flying between Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Jakarta and Surabaya.

In 2013, one of its Boeing 737-800 jets missed the runway while landing on the resort island of Bali, crashing into the sea without causing any fatalities among the 108 people on board.

Meanwhile, Lion Air on Wednesday suspended its technical director on the instruction of the Indonesian Transport Ministry.

Indonesian Search and Rescue (SAR) members and police officers check belongings of Lion Air Flight JT 610 victims at Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) in Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia, on October 30, 2018.

Officers at Jakarta's port picked through personal belongings retrieved from the sea, including wallets, backpacks and papers, in a bid to help identify their owners.

Edward Sirait, the president of Lion Air, has said the company was aware of reports of problems on the flight on Sunday and that a technical issue was "resolved in accordance with the procedures released by the plane manufacturer". Safety experts cautioned, however, that the data must be checked for accuracy against the plane's so-called black boxes, if they are recovered. This saw Indonesian airlines temporarily banned from flying to European countries.

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