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Debris hinders search for Sriwijaya flight recorders

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, January 11, 2021   /  08:42 pm
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Navy divers prepare to go under during recovery operations for the ill-fated Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 passenger aircraft near Lancang Island on Sunday, following the Saturday crash of flight SJ182 into the Java Sea minutes after takeoff. (Agence France Presse/Adek Berry)

The authorities have yet to be able to retrieve the flight recorders from the Sriwijaya Air SJ182 passenger jet that crashed off the coast of Jakarta at the weekend despite having identified the signal indicating its location. The National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), along with the Navy and relevant stakeholders have been involved in a coordinated search effort to find the recorders containing flight and cockpit voice data from the aircraft. Commander of the Navy’s First Fleet Command (Koarmada 1) Rear Adm. Abdul Rasyid said the search for the so-called black boxes was suspended as of 5 p.m. on Monday and was set to resume at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, adding that the presence of debris in the location of the search had made it difficult to immediately find the recorders. “According to the information from the divers, there are still obstacles [in the form of] debri...