Black boxes found in Boeing 737-500 that crashed in Indonesia

Black boxes found in Boeing 737-500 that crashed in Indonesia

Indonesian rescuers working at the crash site of the Boeing 737-500 of Sriwijaya Air recorded a signal. There is speculation that it is coming from the flight recorders of the crashed airliner.

The commander of the search operation, Hadi Thyajanto, said rescuers not only traced the two signals from the flight recorders, but also localized their location.

“Hopefully we will be able to pick them up soon. After which they will be handled by the National Transportation Safety Committee,” Hadi said.

Recall, the Boeing 737-524 disappeared from radar on January 9 minutes after taking off from Jakarta airport. The airliner was going to the city of Pontianak on Kalimantan island. A few hours later, Indonesian authorities reported the plane crashed in the Java Sea. There were 50 passengers and 12 crew members on board the plane.