Indonesian officials said today that Navy divers have located the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October. A spokesman for the Indonesian navy Lt Col Agung Nugroho, said divers using high-tech equipment found the voice recorder beneath 26 feet of seabed mud.
Ridwan Djamaluddin, a deputy maritime minister, told reporters that remains of some of the 189 people who died in the crash were also discovered at the seabed location. The 2-month-old Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet plunged into the Java Sea just minutes after taking off from Jakarta on October 29th, killing everyone on board. The cockpit data recorder was recovered within days of the crash and showed that the jet’s airspeed indicator had malfunctioned on its last four flights.