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In first major commercial aviation accident of 2021, a Boeing 737-500—Sriwijaya Air flight 182—crashes near Jakarta

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    "Black box" from Indonesian jet that went down with 62 on board recovered from ocean floor

    "Black box" from Indonesian jet that went down with 62 on board recovered from ocean floor

    Indonesian navy divers searching the ocean floor have recovered one of the "black box" data recorders from the Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea with 62 people on board. The recovery of the flight data recorder is expected to help investigators determine what caused the Boeing 737-500 plane to nosedive into the ocean shortly after takeoff from Jakarta on Saturday.

    Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi confirmed in a news conference on Tuesday that the device recovered was the flight data recorder. Military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said at the same event that he was highly confident the the other black box, the cockpit voice recorder, would be found soon, but there was no indication that divers had pinpointed it yet.