Chief of Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency Muhammad Syaugi displays the core of the Lion Air JT610 flight data recorder, or black box, to journalists shortly after it was found on Thursday. The box’s external casing and electronics were shattered when the plane crashed. Photo: EPAChief of Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency Muhammad Syaugi displays the core of the Lion Air JT610 flight data recorder, or black box, to journalists shortly after it was found on Thursday. The box’s external casing and electronics were shattered when the plane crashed. Photo: EPA
Chief of Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency Muhammad Syaugi displays the core of the Lion Air JT610 flight data recorder, or black box, to journalists shortly after it was found on Thursday. The box’s external casing and electronics were shattered when the plane crashed. Photo: EPA

Lion Air crash was so intense it tore apart black box, prolonging mystery about disaster’s cause

  • The high speed of the crash ‘fragmented’ the Boeing 737 and also destroyed the recovered black box’s external case and electronics
  • But the crucial memory core appears to be intact, and the hunt continues for the second black box flight recorder

Topic |   Indonesia
Chief of Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency Muhammad Syaugi displays the core of the Lion Air JT610 flight data recorder, or black box, to journalists shortly after it was found on Thursday. The box’s external casing and electronics were shattered when the plane crashed. Photo: EPAChief of Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency Muhammad Syaugi displays the core of the Lion Air JT610 flight data recorder, or black box, to journalists shortly after it was found on Thursday. The box’s external casing and electronics were shattered when the plane crashed. Photo: EPA
Chief of Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency Muhammad Syaugi displays the core of the Lion Air JT610 flight data recorder, or black box, to journalists shortly after it was found on Thursday. The box’s external casing and electronics were shattered when the plane crashed. Photo: EPA
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