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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Divers Retrieve 2nd AirAsia Black Box

by http://topstories24.com

Divers have retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane's second black box from the bottom of the Java Sea, giving investigators the essential tools they need to start piecing together what brought Flight 8501 down. An Indonesian transport ministry official says the trapped cockpit voice recorder was freed from beneath the wing's heavy ruins early Tuesday from a depth of about 100 feet, a day after the aircraft's flight data recorder was recovered. The cockpit recorder will be flown to the capital, Jakarta, to be downloaded and analyzed with the other box. Since it records in a 2-hour loop, all discussions between the doomed flight's captain and co-pilot during the 42-minute journey should be available.
Part of AirAsia Flight 8501 is lifted to the Crest Onyx ship in the Java Sea.
Part of AirAsia Flight 8501 is lifted to the Crest Onyx ship in the Java Sea.   (AP Photo/Adek Berry, Pool)

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