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AirAsia QZ8501: Crucial Black Box Found

Jakarta, Jan 12: A fortnight after crash of the ill-fated AirAsia flight QZ8501 into Java Sea, the search team claimed to have found one of the black boxes. The operation is still on to retrieve other parts of the crashed plane.

The search team found an orange coloured black box, which is said to give vital clues about the plane crash. This was detected near the area from where pings were heard on Sunday. The flight data recorder was retrieved in the early hours of Monday morning, confirmed Henry Bambang Soelistyo, chief of Indonesia's search and rescue agency. 

However, the divers are yet to take out the cockpit voice recorder.

The black box was detected at a depth of 30-32 metres on Sunday but that was said to be entangled amid the parts of plane wreckage. The work to retrieve the black boxes started today, that is, on the sixteenth day of search.

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