Divers retrieve black box from downed Indonesian plane
Updated 19:26, 12-Jan-2021

Divers on Tuesday retrieved the black box of the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 plane that plunged into the waters off the coast of the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday, local TV reported.

The black box was found on the seafloor between Lancang Island and Laki Island in the Jakarta Gulf. It is being transported by ship to the Jakarta seaport of Tanjung Priok.

Flight SJ-182, operated by the budget airline, crashed shortly after taking off from Soekarno-Hatta international airport in Jakarta on Saturday, bound for Pontianak city in West Kalimantan province. The aircraft plunged into the waters off the coast of Indonesia's capital Jakarta with 62 people on board.

A total of 3,600 personnel, 54 ships and 13 planes and helicopters have been involved in the search.

(With input from Xinhua) 

(Cover: An Indonesian navy diver dives into the water from a rubber boat during the search and rescue operation for Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 off the Jakarta coast, Indonesia, January 12, 2021. /Reuters)

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