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Black boxes located at Indonesian airliner crash site as human remains recovered

January 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Rescuers searching for the wreckage of an Indonesian passenger jet that crashed into the ocean with 62 people on board say they have located the plane's black box flight recorder and obtained communications data.

Pontianak, Indonesia (CNN)Rescuers searching for the wreckage of an Indonesian passenger jet that crashed into the ocean with 62 people on board say they have located the plane's black box flight recorder and obtained communications data.

Human remains and wreckage have been pulled from the crash site, and the Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, said Sunday evening they are "receiving two signals from the black box and are continuing to monitor it. " He added that he hoped to retrieve it soon from the seabed, 23 meters (approximately 75 feet) below the surface.

Five body bags containing victims of the crash located by the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) have so far been handed over to the Jakarta-based disaster victim investigation unit for identification, according to mission coordinator Rasman MS.

A command post set up at the Kramat Jati Police Hospital in Jakarta to identify the crash victims and search for family members was working to identify the remains, Tjahjanto said.

Married couple Muhammad Nur Kholifatul Amin and his wife Agus Minarni, were also on board the crashed flight, according to the brother of one of the victims who spoke to CNN.

Sriwijaya Air, a low-cost airline and Indonesia's third-largest carrier, transports more than 950,000 passengers per month from its Jakarta hub to 53 destinations within Indonesia and three regional countries, according to the company's website.

In October 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea in Indonesia after taking off from Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board.

The improper design and certification of the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, coupled with an overwhelmed flight crew battling a malfunctioning system they could not properly identify, led to the crash, according to an October 2019 report by Indonesian authorities.

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