Lion Air Flight Data Recorder Found

The flight data recorder of the Lion Air flight that crashed on Monday has been recovered according to reports. Divers found the recorder Thursday, November 1 and investigators hope the information contained in the recorder will help them understand what happened to make the two-month old Boeing 737 MAX 8 fly erratically and crash less than 15 minutes after departing Jakarta.

Flight trackers show the aircraft flying in an unstabilized way before requesting to return to the airport. Problems were recounted on the previous flight of the same aircraft by passengers who were onboard.

So far, 61 bodies have been recovered, some still strapped into their seats on the ocean floor. So far, the cockpit voice recorder has not been found. The investigation is ongoing.