AirAsia QZ8501: one Black Box found

JANUARY 12, 2015

Indonesian Navy divers have recovered one of the two Black Boxes from AirAsia QZ8501 which crashed into the Java Sea two weeks ago.

The last contact exchanged between the pilots and air traffic control on the 28th of December, was halfway through the plane’s two-hour flight from Surabaya to Singapore, with permission being asked to deviate from planned route due to stormy weather.

Divers found the recorder underneath parts of the aircraft's wing, which will be brought to the surface for analysis. Officials are hoping that it would reveal the cause of the crash which claimed lives of 162 people.

"At 07:11 [local time], we succeeded in lifting the part of the black box known as the flight data recorder," Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo, the head of the National Search and Rescue Agency said.

"We are still trying to find the cockpit voice recorder."

 

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