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Divers find black boxes from AirAsia crash

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia – Divers have found the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, but they have not yet been able to free one of them from debris on the floor of the Java Sea.

Suryadi Bambang Supriyadi, the operation coordinator at the National Search and Rescue Agency, says the cockpit voice recorder was located Monday just hours after officials announced the data flight recorder had been brought to the surface.

He says it is stuck under heavy wreckage, and divers are working to lift it.

Searchers began zeroing in on the sites a day earlier after three Indonesian ships picked up intense pings from the area.

The two instruments are vital to understanding what brought down Flight 8501 on Dec. 28, killing all 162 people on board.