Divers find Black Box from crashed Lion Air plane

We may soon have answers as to what went wrong on the doomed Lion Air flight, after search crews recovered the aircraft’s black box.

Indonesian divers found the flight recorder underwater on Thursday, however the aircraft’s body is yet to be located.

The orange device could hold vital clues that could help investigators determine what caused the almost-new plane to plummet shortly after take-off.


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Almost 200 people were killed when the plane, operated by Indonesian budget airline Lion Air, crashed into the Java Sea on Monday.

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 lost contact with air traffic control about 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta’s international airport on Monday morning.

The flight, which had 189 people on board, was bound for Pangkal Pinang in Bangka Belitung province.

It’s understood the analysis of the box could take a few weeks.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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