AirAsia plane’s black box found, says Indonesia

Search for missing AirAsia flight hits brickwall
Search for missing AirAsia flight hits brickwall

By A’isha Biola Raji with agency report

ndonesian divers have found the black box flight recorders of the AirAsia plane that crashed in the Java Sea a fortnight ago with 162 people on board, the transport ministry has said.

However, they did not retrieve the box immediately from the seabed because it was stuck under debris from the main body of the plane.

“The navy divers in Jadayat state boat have succeeded in finding a very important instrument, the black box of AirAsia QZ8501,” said a senior ministry spokesman. The recorders were at a depth of 30-32 metres (99-106 feet), he said.

Divers will try on Monday to shift the position of the wreckage to access the black box. “However, if this effort fails, then the team will lift part of the main body using the same balloon technique used earlier to lift the tail,” the spokesman said.


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