Indonesia plane crash: Search team recovers black box at Sriwijaya crash site

The flight information recorder was discovered as a group — consisting of scuba divers and a from another location run undersea lorry — swept the sea flooring looking for the black boxes that were on flight SJ 182 when it crashed quickly after launch 3 days back.

Flight information recorders process a flight’s details, consisting of pressure, airspeed and elevation. The 2nd black box, the cockpit voice recorder, has actually not yet been discovered.

Leader of the Indonesian National Army Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto stated that the black boxes’ undersea acoustic beacons, which send a series of pings to assist searchers discover them, had actually both been separated. He was positive, nevertheless, that the group would discover the 2nd black box quickly.

Head of the National Transportation Security Committee, Soerjanto Tjahjono, stated that authorities would require 2 to 5 days to check out the retrieved black box’s information.

“We are expecting that through this investigation we can unfold the mystery of this accident,” he stated.

Chief of National Transportation Safety Committee Soerjanto Tjahjono, left, and Chief of National Search and Rescue Agency Bagus Puruhito with the retrieved flight data recorder on Tuesday.

The Sriwijaya aircraft plunged into the waters northwest of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on Saturday afternoon. The flight crashed amongst the Thousand Islands, a popular traveler location amongst Indonesians, and was bound for Pontianak, a city on the Indonesian part of Borneo island.

4 minutes into the flight, and in the middle of heavy rains, the aircraft dropped 10,000 feet in less than a minute prior to vanishing from radar, according to the international flight tracking service Flightradar24.

Navy scuba divers discovered the aircraft’s wreckage on Sunday after finding a signal from the fuselage of the aircraft.

A search group has actually filled lots of body bags with human remains and have actually recuperated parts of the aircraft and particles from the website.

The aircraft was a 26-year-old Boeing 737-500, according to Flightradar24. Sriwijaya Airlines CEO Jefferson Irwin Jauwena stated the airliner remained in excellent condition prior to it removed.

Indonesia has a bad air travel security record and airplane events are not unusual.

The nation, with a population of 270 million individuals, relies greatly on air transportation for travelling in between islands throughout the island chain, which extends over more than 3,000 miles, around the very same range in between London and New York City.

Indonesia has actually seen a boom in domestic air travel recently, with traveler traffic tripling in between 2005 and 2017, according to Australian consultancy the CAPA-Center for Air travel.

Sriwijaya Air, an inexpensive airline company and Indonesia’s third-largest provider, transfers more than 950,000 travelers each month from its Jakarta center to 53 locations within Indonesia and 3 local nations, according to the business’s site.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.