Divers fished the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of Sriwaija Air flight SJ182 which crashed in the Java Sea near Indonesia on January 9 shortly after takeoff, Indonesian researchers reported on Wednesday. The accident killed all 62 occupants.
On the CVR you can hear what the pilots said in the cockpit. Based on the records, the researchers hope to find out more about the cause of the crash.
The metal case of the CVR was found a few days after the disaster, but its contents were still missing. The flight data recorder (FDR), which contains the technical data of the flight, was already found a few days after the disaster. The two memory sockets together form the black boxes of an airplane.
Based on the FDR, researchers came to the preliminary conclusion in February that there was a problem with the engine thrust of the Boeing 737-500. As a result, the aircraft veered sharply to the left at an altitude of about 3 kilometers and plunged into the sea.
The CVR, which was under a layer of mud about 1 meter, is now transported to a laboratory. Reading memory cards will take about three days to a week. A final disaster theft report must be issued within one year of the accident.