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Lion Air plane crash: stop the searches of the CVR

It will resume in the next days. But time is running out

The Cabin Voice Recorder (CVR) of the Boeing B-737 MAX 8 of Lion Air crashed on October 29 shortly after take-off from Jakarta ended unsuccessfully, this because the expense borne by the airline is too high to be sustained at long, and also because the hopes that the ship MPV Everest (cost about 2.6 million dollars) can identify the wreck are few if not null. In addition to this there is the fact that governments are normally funding research but bureaucratic problems and lack of funds have forced the National Commission for Transport Safety (KNKT) to request the intervention of Lion Air; now with the stop imposed by the carrier, KNKT announced that it will use a naval ship in Jakarta starting next week.

The problem is that the times are getting closer since the CVR produced by L3 Technologies emits a sound to be detected for 90 days, after which it will switch off and its recovery will be practically impossible. Without the Cabin Voice Recorder, however, the KNKT's investigation can hardly be complete, lacking fundamental data that would allow to evaluate if and how the pilots reacted to the intervention of the automatic anti-stall system following the failure of the angle sensor.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency