The Jakarta Post, Jakarta, Friday January 09 2015
The sonar system of navigation vessel Jadayat detected the AirAsia flight QZ8501 black boxes in the Karimata Strait of the Java Sea near Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, on Friday.
“We can assure you that these are the black boxes from the plane because the sonar system has detected the ping,” Indonesian Military commander Gen. Moeldoko said aboard naval vessel KRI Banda Aceh on Friday, as quoted by kontan.co.id.
He said that the black boxes were about 2.4 kilometers from where the tail of the plane was located.
“We have sent six military divers to look for them [the black boxes],” he said.
The black boxes play a crucial part in every aircraft accident and incident investigation as they consist of the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder