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Lion Air Crash Report Due Next Week, Boeing 737 Max in Focus

  • Investigators set to submit preliminary findings on Nov. 28
  • Lion Air jet plunged into Java Sea Oct. 29, killing 189 people
A flight data recorder from flight JT610.
A flight data recorder from flight JT610.Photographer: Malekiano/AFP via Getty Images
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With the cockpit voice recorder of the crashed Lion Air jet still elusive almost a month after the disaster, Indonesian investigators are set to rely on the flight data recorder, interviews of technicians and pilots for a preliminary report due next week.

Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee’s early findings may be released on Nov. 28, Chairman Soerjanto Tjahjono told lawmakers in Jakarta on Thursday. The report will contain possible causes of the fatal dive by the Boeing Co. 737 Max jet into the Java Sea off Jakarta with 189 people on board.