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Divers find both black boxes in AirAsia crash

1 year 9 months 1 week ago January 12, 2015 Jan 12, 2015 Monday, January 12 2015 January 12, 2015 12:54 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - 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.

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.

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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