Indonesia
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Indonesian plane instrument malfunctioned

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/05/18, 10:37 am

The airspeed indicator on a Lion Air flight that crashed last week in Indonesia malfunctioned on its last four flights, investigators said Monday after retrieving data from the plane’s flight recorder. Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee Deputy Chairman Haryo Satmiko said investigators sifted through 69 hours of flight data and found the plane experienced a problem with its speed.

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Data flight recorder from downed plane found

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/01/18, 10:59 am

Indonesian navy divers on Thursday found the flight data recorder from the Lion Air plane that crashed into the Java Sea Monday, killing all 189 people on board. Only one victim has been identified so far. The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft went down 13 minutes after it took off from Jakarta. Navy diver Sgt. Sertu Hendra told a local news outlet that his team followed the “pings” they detected from the device until they found its exact location despite working against strong currents.

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Search continues for missing plane parts in Indonesia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/31/18, 10:59 am

Indonesian authorities are closing in on finding the remaining parts of a Lion Air plane that crashed Monday, killing all 189 people on board. The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft went into the Java Sea northeast of Jarkata, 13 minutes after it took off. Soerjanto Tjahjono, who heads the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency, said search teams reported they likely found the flight recorder underwater after detecting pings occurring at intervals of less than a second. The Indonesian navy said rescue workers also spotted a 72-foot-long object suspected to be part of the plane’s fuselage.

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