Divers on Tuesday retrieved a black box of the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 plane that plunged into the water off the coast of the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday, local TV reported here.

The black box was found on the seafloor between Lancang Island and Laki Island of Jakarta Gulf.

Head of the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency Bagus Puruhito (R) hands over the just-retrieved flight data recorder (FDR), also known as black box, of Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182 in a case to Head of the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) Soerjanto Tjahjono at the Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Image: Xinhua

The Boeing 737-500 aircraft with 62 people on board plunged into the waters off the coast of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Saturday. The flight SJ-182 operated by the budget airline crashed shortly after taking off from Soekarno-Hatta international airport in Jakarta, bound for Pontianak city in West Kalimantan province.

A total of 3,600 personnel have been involved in the search mission, as well as 54 ships and 13 planes and helicopters.

National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) officers take just-retrieved flight data recorder (FDR), also known as black box, of Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182 out of a protective case at the Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia. Image: Xinhua

XINHUA | JAKARTA

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