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Indonesia finds black box part of crashed Russia jet

An Indonesian search team has found part of the black box of a Russian Sukhoi Superjet plane that crashed killing all 45 people on board. The plane vanished 50 minutes after taking off from Jakarta for a brief demonstration flight on 9 May.

The voice recorder, which was badly burned and had lost its distinctive orange colour, was found about 100m from the tail of the plane. The flight data recorder remains missing, officials say.

Earlier reports suggested that both parts were recovered.

“The thing that we found is CVR or cockpit voice recorder,” Daryatmo, the head of the National Search and Rescue Agency, said during a press conference.

“I asked the controllers in the field and all rescuers, especially the rescue team from military and police to continue searching for FDR (flight data recorder),” said the official, who goes by one name.

Tatang Kurniadi, who heads the National Transportation Safety Commission, said the data from the device that was found would be analysed in Indonesia with help from Russian experts. It will take between two to three weeks for any details to be revealed, says the BBC’s Karishma Vaswani in Jakarta.

Source: BBC News

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