Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) says search teams have retrieved the flight data recorder (FDR) from the crashed Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501.
Basarnas says the FDR was retrieved at 07.11am local time and will be brought to the town of Pangkalan Bun before being handed to the National Safety Transportation Committee (NTSC).
However, the agency did not provide the coordinates of where the FDR was found, and adds that the cockpit voice recorder has yet to be located. The agency did not disclose details about the FDR's condition.
The news comes a day after Indonesia’s transport ministry said that a search vessel had detected the presence of a recorder around 30m beneath the surface of the Java Sea.
Search teams have also recovered 48 bodies, the tail, as well as fragments of the wings and engines.
Flight QZ8501, an Airbus A320 aircraft, crashed on 28 December while flying from Surabaya to Singapore, claiming the lives of all 155 passengers and seven crew members on board.
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