The recovery of the device is expected to help investigators determine what plunged the Boeing 737-500 plane into the ocean shortly after takeoff from Jakarta.

Indonesian Navy divers scouring the ocean floor recovered a “black box” from a Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 62 people on board.

The recovery of the device is expected to help investigators determine what plunged the Boeing 737-500 plane into the ocean shortly after takeoff from Jakarta on Saturday.

Body parts and debris found after plane crash in Indonesia

TV channels on Tuesday showed divers on an inflatable boat with a large white container containing the black box. It was not known whether the device was the aircraft’s flight data or the cockpit voice recorder. It should be turned over to the National Transportation Safety Committee, which oversees the crash investigation.

A Navy ship had previously detected intense pings emitted by the boxes, which officials said were buried in the seabed under tons of sharp objects in the wreckage.

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