Lion Air ended the search for the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of its Boeing 737 MAX jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October 2018, said on Thursday.
The flight data recorder was recovered on 2 November, three days after the crash, but the cockpit voice recorder has not beed found. Lion Air flight JT610 that crashed shortly after takeoff, was the world’s first Boeing 737 MAX jet delivery to Lion Air.
Lion Air said in December that it was funding US$2.6 million for using the offshore supply ship MPV Everest from a Dutch company for the search., And Danang Mandala, the spokesperson for Lion Air Group, told Reuters that the search using the ship had ended on Saturday.
However, a spokesperson for the National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT), said on Thursday the agency would to start its own search for the black box as soon as feasible.