The black box of the crashed Lion Air flight helped investigators to begin understand the accident


National Transportation Safety Committee chairman Soerjanto Tjahjono said the problem was similar on each of the four flights, including the fatal flight on Oct. 29. So the airspeed or the speed of the plane determined crash and killed all 189 persons onboard. Lion Air has said a technical problem with the jet was fixed after problems with the Bali to Jakarta previous  flight. Investigators need to review maintenance records, including what problems were reported, what repairs were done including whether components were replaced, and how the repairs were tested.

Lion Air investigators

“Whether the trouble came from its indicator, its measuring device or sensor, or a problem with its computer. This is what we do not know yet and we will find it out,” investigator Nurcahyo Utomo declared. The cockpit voice recorder of the plane was not yet recovered. Relatives of passengers are very unhapy regarding how the Lion Air company managed the situation. A lot of families have not their relatives identified and the communication with Lion’s officials is not good. Police medical experts have received nearly 140 body bags of human remains and have identified 14 victims. “Since the time of the crisis, I was never contacted by Lion Air. We lost our child, but there was no empathy that Lion Air showed to us,” the farher of a victim said to media. The Lion Air crash is the worst airline disaster in Indonesia since 1997.


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