Air Asia Crash: Divers find both black boxes in AirAsia crash

Searchers began zeroing in on the sites a day earlier after three Indonesian ships picked up intense pings from the area.

By: Associated Press | Pangkalan Bun | Published: January 12, 2015 11:53:48 am
airasia, air asia crash, air asia parts found Crew members of Crest Onyx ship prepare to unload parts of AirAsia Flight 8501 from a ship at Kumai port in Pangkalan Bun. (Source: AP)

Divers have found the second black box from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, but they have not yet been able to free it from debris on the floor of the Java Sea.

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Suryadi Bambang Supriyadi, the operation coordinator at the National Search and Rescue Agency, says the cockpit voice recorder was located Monday just hours after officials announced the data flight recorder had been brought to the surface.

He says it is stuck under heavy wreckage, and divers are working to lift it.

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Searchers began zeroing in on the sites a day earlier after three Indonesian ships picked up intense pings from the area.

The two instruments are vital to understanding what brought Flight 8501 down on Dec. 28, killing all 162 people on board.

 

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