JAKARTA (INDONESIA) – Indonesian authorities have announced that they have retrieved one of the black boxes from the crashed Sriwijaya Air plane during the weekend.
The recording device was being transported to Jakarta’s port, spokesman Fajar Tri Rohadi informed.
Local television footage had earlier showed a white plastic box holding the device aboard a speed boat.
It is yet to be ascertained whether the recovered part is the plane’s flight data recorder or the cockpit voice recorder.
The Boeing 737-500 plane with 62 people on board plunged into the Java Sea on Saturday, four minutes after taking off from Jakarta’s main airport.
Earlier on Tuesday, more human remains were found at the crash site, as well as personal effects such as wallets containing identification cards.
The plane was headed on a domestic flight to Pontianak on Borneo island, about 740 km (460 miles) from Jakarta, before it disappeared from radar screens.