Indonesia locates Black Box recorders from crashed plane | Daily News

Indonesia locates Black Box recorders from crashed plane

A piece of wreckage recovered at sea from the Boeing 737-500 is pictured at Tanjung Priok port, north of Jakarta yesterday, after Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 crashed into the Java Sea minutes after takeoff on January 9. - AFP
A piece of wreckage recovered at sea from the Boeing 737-500 is pictured at Tanjung Priok port, north of Jakarta yesterday, after Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 crashed into the Java Sea minutes after takeoff on January 9. - AFP

INDONESIA: Body parts, twisted wreckage and clothing were plucked from waters off the Indonesian capital Sunday after a passenger jet with 62 people aboard crashed shortly after take-off a day earlier.

Authorities have yet to say why the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 went into a steep dive about four minutes after it left Soekarno-Hatta international airport on Saturday afternoon.

But, on Sunday, they said that they had pinpointed the location of its black boxes -- cockpit voice and flight data recorders -- that could be key to explaining why the plane slammed into the Java Sea off the sprawling city’s coast.

The search and rescue agency said it had collected body bags filled with human remains, as well as debris from the wreckage, in waters about 23 metres (75 feet) deep.

All 62 passengers and crew aboard the half-full flight were Indonesian. The count included 10 children. - AFP