JAKARTA, Indonesia — Investigators on Wednesday were analyzing the cockpit voice recorder from a Russian passenger jet that slammed into the side of an Indonesian volcano. They hope the final words of the two pilots will help explain what caused last week’s crash, which killed all 45 people on board.
The “black box,’’ found Tuesday at the bottom of a 1,640-foot ravine, was shattered and badly burned, said Tatang Kurniadi, of the National Commission on Safety Transportation. The memory module appears to still be readable.
It could take as long as a week to download the audio, according to the chief investigator, and it will then have to be translated and transcribed.