Boeing 737-500 from an Indonesian airport crashed into the Java Sea with 62 people on board after taking off from Jakarta.
With multiple rescue forces on the search for the crash victims, the head of Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency, Bagus Puruhito, said officials believe they identified the location of the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder. These devices are known as the black boxes. The black boxes were found from the emergency signals transmitted by the devices and were detected by a rescue navy ship’s sonar system.
From finding the black boxes, the investigation team will be able to determine the cause of the crash. The incident occurred just minutes after the plane took flight and the jet lost contact with air traffic controllers.
The search party has also found ten bags filled with wreckage and debris from the aircraft. All the findings have been handed over to Jakarta-based air crash investigators.
As of now, five body bags have been wrapped up amongst all the wreckage which was located by the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS). The bodies are undergoing post mortem investigation by the disaster victim investigation unit in Jakarta for identification.