Indonesia Plane Crash: Black Box of Crashed Lion Air Jet Recovered by Divers
Lion Jet Air Representational Image (Credits: Flickr)

Jakarta, November 1: A black box has been recovered on Thursday from a Lion Air jet that crashed into the sea on October 29. The black box could provide some details about what happened minutes before the crash. There were 189 passengers on board when the tragic incident took place. The Lion Air Jet flight JT610 went missing just 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta. The flight was on its way to the tin-mining town of Pangkal Pinang.

There were no survivors. The divers who recovered the box were not sure whether it was the flight data recorder or the cockpit voice recorder. However, Indonesian authorities still not have confirmed the recovery of the black box. A team of divers were carrying out search operations to recover the box since 5 a.m. As per reports, strong currents on Tuesday obstructed the search operations.

Indian pilot Bhavye Suneja was the captain of the Lion Air flight. Suneja was a resident of Delhi’s Mayur Vihar and studied at the Ahlcon Public School in the locality. In March 2011, he joined the Lion Air and was planning to return to India. According to reports, The same plane reported a “technical issue” the previous day, but had been cleared to fly on October 29.