The tail portion of the AirAsia plane with the words “AirAsia” clearly visible on it became the first major part of the wreckage that was recovered from the ocean floor on Saturday, but the black box was not found inside.
The cockpit voice and flight data recorders, which is located in the rear of the jet that crashed into the Java Sea on December 28 killing all 162 people on board, whose recovery is essential to finding out what happened to AirAsia Flight QZ8501 must have probably detached from the Airbus A320 when it crashed into the waters on December 28, according to Indonesian military commander Gen. Moeldoko and other news reports. Click here if you missed the report on the wreckage confirmation.
Investigator, Mardjono Siswosuwarno, also told CNN that pings coming from about 500 meters from where the airplane’s tail was found were picked up by smaller boats.”I think we will be able to find the black boxes in a few days, because the location where pings were detected is not very far from the tail,” Siswosuwarno said.
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