Java Sea

Divers find black box of crashed AirAsia jet: Indonesia ministry

Indonesian divers Jan. 11 found the black box of the AirAsia plane which crashed in the Java Sea a fortnight ago with 162 people aboard, the transport ministry said.
But they failed to retrieve it because it was stuck under debris from the main body of the plane, it added.

Tail of Crashed AirAsia Plane Found in Java Sea

The tail of AirAsia Flight 8501 has been found in the Java Sea.

The director of Indonesia's search and rescue agency, Bambang Soelistyo, made clear Wednesday that the tail section of the plane, marked with part of the airline's logo, had been detected by sonar.

Soelistyo, as cited by CNN, informed that no black boxes had been found yet.

Divers go down to AirAsia wreckage as weather clears

Indonesian search officials sent divers down to the bed of the Java Sea during a break in bad weather Jan. 6 in hopes of recovering more bodies from the wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501.
Recovery teams, hampered by rough seas, have found fewer than 40 bodies since the plane crashed on December 28, carrying 162 people from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore.