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Divers Locate Black Box of Crashed AirAsia Jet: Indonesian Transport Ministry

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Divers Locate Black Box of Crashed AirAsia Jet: Indonesian Transport Ministry

Crew members of an Indonesian Navy ship carry a part of Flight 8501 recovered in search operations. (Associated Press)

Jakarta:  Indonesian divers today found the black box of the AirAsia plane which crashed in the Java Sea a fortnight ago with 162 people aboard, the Indonesian Transport Ministry said.

But they failed to retrieve it because it was stuck under debris from the main body of the plane, it added.

"The navy divers in Jadayat state boat have succeeded in finding a very important instrument, the black box of AirAsia QZ8501," said Tonny Budiono, a senior ministry official.

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