Jakarta: Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan on Monday received Navy divers who found the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of the downed Lion Air jet.
"I appreciated their hard work. I met with the some members of the team," the retired general told a press conference after the meeting.
Flight JT610 crashed into the Java Sea on October 29. All 189 passengers and crew were killed in the incident.
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Navy divers retrieved the cockpit voice recorder of the downed Lion Air jet yesterday. The device was found beneath eight meters of seabed mud.
The Western Fleet Command (Koarmabar) conducted the search operation around a week. As many as 70 divers were deployed during the operation.
"We want to complete the full report as soon as possible. We hope that it can be published around August," National Transportation Safety Agency (KNKT) chairman Soerianto Tjahjono told Metro TV early this month.