The two black boxes from the Boeing that crashed into the sea off Jakarta with 62 people on board have been located On Sunday, January 10, Indonesian authorities said, an important step in helping investigators determine the causes of the accident.
“We have located the position of the black boxes, both,” said Soerjanto Tjahjanto, head of the Transportation Security Committee. The divers, who have been recovering human remains, debris and clothing since morning, “will start looking for them and I hope it won’t be long before they are recovered,” he noted.
The Boeing 737-500 of the Indonesian company Sriwijaya Air sank into the sea off the Indonesian capital on Saturday around 2:40 pm local time (07:40 GMT), a few minutes after taking off from Jakarta. No details have been given at this stage on the possible causes of the accident by the authorities.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo shares “condolences” and he urged his fellow citizens to “pray together for the victims to be found.” Rescuers said they recovered five bags containing human remains, as well as what appear to be pieces of the fuselage and debris.