Lion Air Black Box Shows ‘Tug-of-War’ Before Plane Crashed, Killing All 189 On Board
Black box data from the doomed Lion Air flight that crashed in Indonesia last month, killing all 189 on board, shows the pilots struggled mightily to regain control of the Boeing 737, the New York Times reports. From almost the moment it took off, "the pilots fought continuously until the end of the flight," says an official with the crash investigation. Jagged lines in graphs contained in a preliminary report crash investigators are preparing to release Wednesday show the airplane's nose being pushed down at least two dozen times, the pilots pulling it back up each time, before its final, fatal nose-dive into the Java Sea.