Indonesia to Read by Itself Data On Lion Air Black Box

Jakarta, MINA –  The National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) said it was able to read all data and information on  “Flight Data Recorder” (FDR) and Cellular Voice Recorder (CVR) on the black box of the Lion Air flight JT 610 jetliner, which fell shortly after takeoff.

KNKT Flight Accident Investigator Ony Soerjo Wibowo at a press conference in Jakarta, Friday, said the black box section, namely FDR which contained flight information such as speed, altitude, and reading of aircraft avionics, in this case related to the Lion Air crash, was able to be analyzed by the KNKT Team.

“We have a laboratory since 2009. The process of dismantling to read FDR data has been carried out in our own country, in Indonesia. We have the facilities,” said Ony to Antara News, on Friday.

Although the KNKT got an offer from the United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), as the country of origin of the Boeing aircraft manufacturing company, Ony stressed that Indonesia, the KNNT, had a capable FDR and CVR reading facility.

This is evidenced by the KNKT which has succeeded in downloading hundreds of data recorders, including helping neighboring countries, such as Myanmar, Malaysia, including for military purposes.

Accidents on the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft in 2012 and AirAsia flight QZ 8501 in 2014 is the success of the KNKT in uncovering the cause of the crash.

According to him, the KNKT was able to interpret and translate all the parameters contained in FDR. However, if there are parameters that require a more detailed explanation, here is the role of assistance of foreign countries.

“For example, this Lion aircraft made in the United States, they know the parameters. If there is something we don’t know, we need an explanation, we can use their knowledge as much as possible,” he said.

The KNKT Recorder Team was witnessed by representatives of the United States of America from the NTSB and the Singapore Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) carrying out the process of cleaning and restoring the CSMU in the KNKT laboratory laboratory, Jakarta. Until now, the cleaning and recovery process is still ongoing. (T/Sj)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)