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Lion Air crash debris Debris recovered from the crash site sits on the dockside at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. A Boeing Co. 737 Max jet, operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air, crashed in the Java Sea with 189 people on board, making it the model’s first accident. (Photo: Rony Zakaria/Bloomberg)

Search teams in Indonesia retrieved the flight data recorder of the Lion Air plane that plunged into the Java Sea this week, as the carrier suspended some executives following the nation’s worst air disaster in two decades.

The breakthrough, tweeted by Indonesia’s Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, comes more than three days after the Boeing Co. 737 Max 8 jet with 189 on board lost contact a few minutes after take off from the nation’s capital on Oct. 29.

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