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Second engine of crashed Lion Air aircraft found in Indonesia

Staff Writer |
Teams searching for the remains of the crashed plane with 189 people in Indonesia on Tuesday recovered the second engine of the aircraft, Agung Nugroho, spokesman for Fleet 1 of the Navy Command, said.

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The other engine of the Boeing 737 Max 8 plane, which crashed on October 29, just 13 minutes after takeoff, was found on the sea bottom at 14:30 hours, local time, Nugroho said. According to Nugroho, the engine was found very close to the site where divers located some parts of the fuselage a few days ago.

Indonesia's Lion Air's flight JT 610 crashed in the Java Sea with 189 people on board.

The engine is now in the Navy's KRI Banda Aceh and will be delivered on Wednesday to the investigation center at the Tanjung Priok port, added the spokesman, who was quoted by the Bernama agency.

On Monday, the Indonesian National Transport Safety Committee (KNKT) said that a breakdown in the aircraft's airspeed indicator could have caused the accident.

According to KNKT experts, it is too early to determine the cause of the tragedy, which left no survivors, while the investigation now focuses on the analysis of flight data recorded in one of the black boxes found last Thursday.

On the other hand, the Disaster Victim Identification Office of the Indonesian Police reported 44 identified victims so far.

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