Jakarta, January 11
Indonesian navy divers scoured the floor of the Java Sea on Monday as they searched for the black boxes of a Sriwijaya Air jet that nosedived into the waters at high velocity with 62 people aboard.
The Boeing 737-500 jet disappeared minutes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, during heavy rain on Saturday, and the search so far has yielded plane parts and human remains but no sign of survivors.
Authorities have said signals from the boxes containing the cockpit voice and flight data recorders were detected between Lancang and Laki islands in the Thousand Island chain just north of Jakarta’s coast. Officials said they have marked a location where the sounds were being emitted from the black boxes. More than a dozen helicopters, 53 navy ships and 20 boats, and 2,600 rescue personnel are searching for it. — Agencies