Divers have retrieved the flight data recorder from the Indonesian airliner that plunged into the Java Sea with 62 passengers and crew on board, officials said Tuesday.
They also detected a radio beacon that they hope will lead them to the cockpit voice recorder, which it was connected to and could provide answers to what caused the Boeing 737-500 to fall moments after takeoff.
“We are sure that, because the beacon that was attached to the cockpit voice recorder was also found around the area, so with high confidence, the cockpit voice recorder will soon be found,” military chief Hadi Tjahjanto told reporters, Reuters reported.
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The National Transportation Safety Committee expects to download the data from the Sriwijaya Air jet’s flight data recorder within two to five days, its chief Soerjanto Tjahjono said.
“Hopefully we will be able to unveil the mystery of what caused this accident … so this becomes a lesson for all of us to avoid