He said they would try to retrieve the flight data recorder
in further dives Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, weather and sea conditions permitting.
Rolando Luna, executive director of the Air Transportation Office, said the flight data recorder
of the Boeing 737-200 that crashed on Samal Island in Davao de Sur Province was found at 9:50 a.m.
The flight data recorder
keeps a record of the most recent 25 hours of a plane's operating data, including altitude, airspeed, vertical acceleration, and heading.
Boeing, the manufacturer of the 737 MAX 8, along with six black box experts from four different countries, are at present analysing the flight data recorder
Earlier, Henry Bambang Soelistyo, chief of Indonesia's search and rescue agency, said the flight data recorder
had been brought to the surface by four divers.
Indonesian official TV channel broadcasted today information, quoting local authorities that the black box which includes cockpit voice recorder was found close to flight data recorder
location, and it will be transferred to Jakarta by Indonesia Marine ship, in order to analysis its content.
The retrieval comes a day after the first piece of the so-called black box, the flight data recorder
, was also found and brought to shore, reports BBC.
"Hopefully, they are the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder
The first, a flight data recorder
, makes a record of instructions sent to a plane's electronic systems; the second, a cockpit voice recorder, makes a record of conversations, radio communications and other sounds in the cockpit.
BANGKOK -- The flight data recorder
from a Lao Airlines plane that crashed last month has been recovered from the Mekong River and the cockpit voice recorder has been located, officials said Friday.
THE flight data recorder
has been found from the Air France jet that crashed off Brazil, killing 228 people including three Irish girls.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said the search was focused on salvaging the wreckage and re- trieving the helicopter's combined cockpit voice and flight data recorder