Information Extracted From Black Box After Indonesian Plane Crash
Indonesian investigators extracted information from the disaster aircraft’s black box after the plane crash with dozens of deaths.
“We are now investigating the data,” said the head of the Indonesian National Committee for Transport Safety.
In the relevant black box, the flight data recorder, information from equipment from the crashed aircraft is stored.
Those flight data can be used to find out how the drama happened last week. Sriwijaya Air’s Boeing 737-500 plunged miles after takeoff and landed in the Java Sea. There were 62 people on board.
The aircraft also had a second black box on board. Divers are still looking for that cockpit voice recorder, which stores sounds from the cockpit.
Indonesia has been startled more often by deadly plane crashes in recent years. Nearly 190 people were killed in 2018 when a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX crashed in the Java Sea.