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  • Wreckage recovered from Lion Air flight JT610, that crashed into the sea, lies at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 29, 2018

    Wreckage recovered from Lion Air flight JT610, that crashed into the sea, lies at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 29, 2018 | Photo: Reuters.

Published 14 January 2019

The Boeing Co 737 airplane MAX was the first of its kind to have ever crashed and it was also the deadliest, killing all 189 people on board.

Indonesia located Monday the voice recorder belonging to a Lion Air plane which crashed into the Java Sea near Jakarta over two months ago.

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The Boeing Co 737 airplane MAX was the first of its kind to ever have crashed and it was also the deadliest, killing all 189 people on board. Human remains were found by officials at the seabed location.

Contact with flight JT610 was lost just under 20 minutes after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital city, en route to mining-town Pangkal Pinang on Oct. 29,

Airplane crash investigation’s generally rely on information provided by the two recorders located in the cockpit. In this particular case, two of them were recovered.

The investigators in charge of ascertaining the details of the crash were led to the site by a weak signal emanating from the recorder.

“We don't know what damage there is, it has obvious scratches on it,” Naval Lieutenant Colonel Agung Nugroho told Reuters.

A cause for the crash has not yet been ascertained. The initial report only mentioned the need to focus on vessel maintenance and training, and the response of the Boeing anti-stall system and a recently incorporated sensor to the aircraft.

At the beginning of the month, torrential rains unleashed massive landslides in the densely populated Island of Java, Indonesia, and killed at least 15 people, leaving more than 20 people missing, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

Not long before that, a Tsunami was caused due to the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano. The eruption and the Tsunami that followed generated a death toll of 429 and at least 1,485 injured. The structural and infrastructural damages were very high, with 882 houses, 73 hotels, and 430 boats damaged. 

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