AirAsia jet's tail lifted from Java Sea

January 10, 2015 11:38 AM

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Investigators searching for black boxes in the crashed AirAsia plane lifted the tail portion out of the Java Sea, two weeks ago after it went down, killing all 162 people on board.

It was not immediately clear if the cockpit voice and flight data recorders were still inside the tail or have been detached when the Airbus A320 plummeted into the sea on December 28. Their recovery is essential to finding out why it crashed.

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