Asia Pacific|Data Recorder Recovered From Indonesian Plane Crash
The restoration of the so-called black field will assist officers perceive why Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 plummeted into the Java Sea on Saturday.
Divers recuperate the flight knowledge recorder from a crashed Sriwijaya Air aircraft, within the waters off Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday.Credit…EPA, through Shutterstock
- Jan. 12, 2021Updated 7:10 a.m. ET
Indonesian Navy divers have recovered the flight knowledge recorder from Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, which crashed into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff on Saturday with 62 individuals aboard, officers stated Tuesday.
Remains of a few of the victims had been additionally introduced ashore in dozens of physique luggage, officers stated. So far, 4 victims have been recognized. No survivors from the flight are anticipated to be discovered.
The fast restoration of the flight knowledge recorder, typically generally known as a “black box” and one in every of two on the plane, will assist officers perceive why the 26-year-old Boeing 737-500 crashed simply 4 minutes after takeoff from Jakarta, the capital. The aircraft was certain for Pontianak on the island of Borneo, a flight of about 90 minutes.
The divers retrieved the flight knowledge recorder from the wreckage in about 75 toes of water between the small islands of Lancang and Laki, officers stated.
The Boeing carried two knowledge recorders at reverse ends of the aircraft: a flight knowledge recorder within the tail of the aircraft, which might present details about the jet’s mechanical operation throughout its temporary flight; and a cockpit voice recorder that information the dialog between the pilot and co-pilot.
Investigators hope that evaluation of the data discovered on each gadgets can present a transparent image of what occurred through the flight.
The aircraft plunged practically 11,000 toes shortly after takeoff from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and the wreckage is unfold over an space about 1,200 toes lengthy and 300 toes broad,