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Indonesia retrieves AirAsia plane's data flight recorder

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 01:18

Indonesia says divers retrieved the black box flight data recorder from an AirAsia plane that crashed two weeks ago, killing all 162 people on board. Yiming Woo reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Indonesia's search agency says divers have managed to bring back the data recorder of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea. (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) CHIEF OF INDONESIAN NATIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE AGENCY, FRANSISKUS BAMBANG SOELISTYO SAYING: "At 7:11 a.m. local time we succeeded in lifting the part of the black box known as the flight data recorder." Officials say the cockpit voice recorder has also been located, but not yet retrieved. Families hope investigators will be able to find out why the plane, carrying 162 people on board, crashed half an hour after taking off from Surabaya two weeks ago. At least 48 bodies have been found. Police officer Mujib Ridwan, who's assisting the families gathered at Surabaya, say some of them still hope they will find their loved ones alive. (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) POLICE OFFICER ASSISTING FAMILIES, MUJIB RIDWAN SAYING: "It really depends on what was recorded in the "black box". The families might be hopeful if the recording showed nothing went wrong with the flight, but if the content revealed that something bad had happened they might want the identification process to speed up." President Joko Widodo has said the crash exposed widespread problems in the management of air travel in Indonesia.

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Indonesia retrieves AirAsia plane's data flight recorder

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 01:18