Hunt for cockpit tapes after Indonesia jet crash

DIVERS scoured the seabed near Indonesia’s capital today for the cockpit recordings of a crashed passenger plane, after investigators said it would be days before they could read the flight data recorder that had already been salvaged.

The two “black boxes” could supply critical clues as to why the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 plunged about 3,000m in less than a minute before slamming into the Java Sea soon after take-off on Saturday, taking with it 62 people.

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