A Lion Air jet (Photo: Airline Ratings)
 
Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia’s budget carrier Lion Air announced on December 17 that it was funding a multi-million dollar search effort using a Dutch company for the second black box and 64 missing victims on the ill-fated flight that crashed on October 29.

Lion Air said in a statement that it hired a Dutch firm to undertake the task to recover the remains and the second black box.

According to the airline, the search will be focused on the coordinate where the aircraft went down, and with an operational time for 10 days.
The resumption of the search by Lion Air is to accommodate the request of family members whose loved ones were dead in the fatal flight.

Lion Air’s Boeing 737 MAX aircraft plunged into the Java Sea 13 minutes after takeoff from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang city on October 29. All 189 people on board were killed.

The Boeing 737 Max is one of the world's newest and most advanced commercial planes. - VNA