Second AirAsia Black Box Found

blackboxDivers on Tuesday retrieved the second black box of the AirAsia QZ8501 plane that crashed over the Java Sea in Indonesia on 28 December. The recovery will help investigators piece together information as to how and why the crash occurred.

Indonesia Transportation Ministry official, Tonny Budiono, said the cockpit voice recorder was freed from under the heavy ruins of a wing early in the morning at a depth of about 30 meters (98 feet). The recovery comes a day after the flight data recorder was found. The discussion between the pilot and co-pilots, which expectedly will be downloaded and analysed form vital tool for investigators probing the crash.

The black box, handed to military policemen and ferried on an awaiting military plane, was transported to Jakarta for proper analysis. The ill-fated plane crashed 42 minutes into a flight from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore, killing all 162 people on board. So far, 48 bodies have been recovered.

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