Indonesia recovers first black box from crashed plane

Indonesian search teams have found one of the black boxes of a crashed Sriwijaya Air off the coast of Jakarta today. – EPA pic, January 12, 2021.

A BLACK box from the crashed Indonesian passenger jet has been recovered, officials said today, a discovery that could offer critical clues to explaining why the plane with 62 people aboard slammed into the sea.

Divers just off the coast of the capital Jakarta hauled the jet’s flight data recorder to the surface, as the hunt continued for its cockpit voice recorder.

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