Black boxes located, human remains found from Indonesian plane crash

The black boxes from the Indonesian passenger plane that crashed yesterday have been located.

Indonesian Navy divers pull out a part of an airplane out of the water during a search operation for the Sriwijaya Air passenger jet that crashed into the sea near Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Authorities today said they found the crash site of the Boeing 737-500 that went down with 62 people in the Java Sea shortly after take-off.

The discovery comes after emergency signals from the devices were detected by sonar system from a navy ship.

Parts of the place were found early today by search and rescue teams.

Military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said, “We received reports from the diver team that the visibility in the water is good and clear, allowing the discovery of some parts of the plane. We are sure that is the point where the plane crashed.”

Body parts, pieces of children’s clothing and scraps of metal from the surface were also recovered.

It’s still unclear what caused the crash. There are no signs of survivors.