NewsIndonesia plane crash: Authorities download plane's black box

Indonesia plane crash: Authorities download plane’s black box

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Jakarta (Indonesia): Indonesian authorities have downloaded the flight data recorder (FDR) belonging to the Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed into Jakarta waters last week, the National Transportation Safety Committee said on Friday.

“There are 330 parameters (in the FDR) and all are in good condition. We are currently studying it,” said the committee’s chairman Soerjanto Tjahjono.

The search and rescue team retrieved one of the black boxes on Wednesday and has to clean first the memory from dirt and residual sea salt before downloading it.

Currently, the SAR team is still looking for the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) for further investigation.

The Sriwijaya Air plane plunged into the sea off Kepulauan Seribu (Seribu Islands) after taking off from Jakarta on a domestic flight with 62 passengers on Saturday.

The Boeing 737-500 Sriwijaya Air SJ 182 disappeared from radar screens after taking off from the Soekarno-Hatta Airport to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province just after 2:30 pm local time, or 30 minutes after the scheduled time during heavy rains.

The committee estimated that both aircraft engines were still operating when the jet hit the waters — ANI/Xinhua

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