Jan. 12 (UPI) — Search groups have recovered one of many vital flight recorders from an Indonesian airliner that crashed final weekend within the Java Sea, officers mentioned Tuesday.
Navy divers recovered the “black field” from Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, a Boeing 737, which crashed shortly after leaving Jakarta on Saturday carrying 62 passengers and crew.
Authorities mentioned the recovered field is the flight information recorder, which logs all the airplane’s technical information from the flight. Officers mentioned the opposite, the cockpit voice recorder, has not but been situated.
Officers mentioned the recorder has been turned over to Indonesia’s Nationwide Transportation Security Committee, which is the chief company investigating the crash.
Navy divers discovered the primary recorder amid the airplane’s wreckage on Sunday. Indonesia’s Nationwide Search and Rescue Company mentioned it was situated inside a number of hundred ft of the primary crash website.
It was initially reported over the weekend, incorrectly, that each bins had been situated.
Saturday’s was the primary airplane crash in Indonesia since a Lion Air flight went down into the identical sea three years in the past, which was one in all two crashes that straight led to the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max fleet.
The plane concerned in Saturday’s crash will not be a 737 Max, however a a lot older 737-500 mannequin. It entered service in 1994.
Fifty passengers and 12 crew members have been aboard the flight. Households have been gathering on the sufferer identification heart in Jakarta hoping to study extra data.
Various the victims have been recognized.
Indonesia’s Transport Ministry mentioned the flight had been grounded because of the coronavirus pandemic between final March and December, and the plane had handed inspection final month.