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Flight recorders found after Indonesia plane crash

DW, 10 Jan 2021
Indonesian search teams have located the black-box flight recorders of a passenger plane that crashed into the Java Sea on Saturday. 62 people were on board the Boeing 737-500 aircraft. Authorities now hope the black box data will clarify why the plane came down only minutes after taking off from Jakarta.Indonesian search and rescue teams are sorting through debris found by divers in the Java Sea. Body parts and children's clothes were among the first items retrieved from the water. Divers also located the plane's black box recorder, confirming the debris is from the missing Boeing 737-500.Still hoping for unlikely good news, the relatives of the 62 people on board meet with authorities, where they hand over DNA to help identify potential victims. The Sriwijaya Air flight left Jakarta airport on Saturday, bound for a 90 minute journey to Pontianak. But it lost contact only minutes after takeoff, data from online service FlightRadar24 shows the plane suddenly losing altitude and speed. Boats will continue to search the ocean, as authorities try to piece together what happened to flight SJ 182. Subscribe:

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