JAKARTA (INDONESIA) – Indonesia’s transport safety agency has informed that investigators have successfully downloaded information from the flight data recorder (FDR) of the crashed Sriwijaya Air.
The recorder “has 330 parameters and all are in good conditions,” the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) said in a statement, referring to the available data.
Parameters is a reference to the amount of data recorded from various aircraft systems including the flight path, speed, engine power and flaps configurations.
KNKT said the FDR data confirmed that both of the plane’s engines had been operating when the plane hit the water, as it had earlier stated based on the wreckage.
Flight SJ 182 crashed into the Java Sea minutes after take-off from Jakarta with 62 people on board on Jan. 9, destroying the 26-year-old Boeing Co 737-500.
Search for the planes other black box is currently underway.
KNKT plans to issue a preliminary report within 30 days of the crash in line with international standards, the agency’s head informed.