Indonesian divers, "pinger locators", hunt for doomed plane's cockpit recorders


  • World
  • Monday, 29 Oct 2018

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo inspects the recovered debris of Lion Air flight JT610 at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su

JAVA SEA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia deployed divers on Tuesday to search for an airliner that crashed with 189 people on board, as "pinger locators" tried to zero in on its cockpit recorders and find out why an almost-new plane went down in the sea minutes after take-off.

Indonesia, one of the world's fastest-growing aviation markets, has a patchy safety record. With the now almost certain prospect of all on board having died, the crash is set to rank as its second-worst air disaster.

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