Crash of Indonesian Boeing Airliner – Black Box Found; No Survivors

Authorities said Sunday that they had located the flight recorders belonging to the Boeing 737 which crashed in the Java Sea on Saturday.

Crash of Indonesian Boeing Airliner – Black Box Found; No Survivors

Authorities said Sunday that they had located the flight recorders belonging to the Boeing 737 which crashed in the Java Sea on Saturday.

Flight 182, with 62 on board, had crashed shortly after take-off from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.

The Associated Press reported that pieces of the jet’s fuselage had been discovered in waters about 75 feet deep, prompting additional searches in the vicinity.

Sonar systems operated by a navy ship had detected the emergency signals transmitted by the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, according to Bagus Puruhito, chief of Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency.

Hopefully we can lift the black boxes in short time to determine the cause of the crash,” said Hadi Tjahjanto, head of the nation’s military.

Authorities have also retrieved human remains and articles of clothing, but no survivors have been found.

We feel powerless. We can only wait and hope to get any information soon,” said Irfansyah Riyanto, who had five relatives on the flight, according to Reuters.

Police asked families to provide dental records and DNA samples to help identify the bodies of victims.

Boeing released a statement on Saturday saying, “Our thoughts are with the crew, passengers, and their families.”

Airport authorities lost contact with the plane less than an hour after it had taken off from Jakarta, bound for Pontianak, Borneo.

The flight had been carrying 50 passengers, including 10 children, along with 12 crew members.

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