Update as of 7:10 a.m. EST: Investigators from Airbus, Indonesia's transport ministry and the country's National Armed Forces are among those involved in the analysis of the black box, and experts from France's air safety agency BEA are also expected to help in the analysis, according to reports.

Update as of 3:35 a.m. EST: The flight data recorder from AirAsia Flight 8501, which was retrieved by Indonesian navy divers on Monday, is in a condition that would allow authorities to read and analyze the data inside, Channel News Asia reported, adding that the results of the analysis could be out in two days.

Update as of 12:41 a.m. EST: The cockpit voice recorder of AirAsia Flight 8501 also has been found and officials are working to retrieve it, CNN reported Monday, citing the chief of search operations.

According to Channel News Asia, which cited Suryadi Supriyadi, director of operations for Indonesia's national search and rescue agency (Basarnas), the cockpit voice recorder, which could provide clues as to the plane's crash, has been located 20 meters from where the flight data recorder was found.


Indonesian officials announced Monday divers had retrieved the flight data recorder from doomed AirAsia Flight 8501, Reuters reported. The plane crashed two weeks ago on a flight to Singapore, killing 162.

"This morning I had an official report from the national transportation safety committee. At 7:11 we had succeeded in lifting the part of the black box known as the flight data recorder," Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo, head of the search and rescue agency, told a news conference. "We are still trying to find the cockpit voice recorder."

The plane crashed in the Java Sea Dec. 28 less than an hour after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city. The pilot had asked air traffic controllers for permission to change altitude due to weather but the request was denied because of heavy traffic. The plane vanished from radar four minutes later.

The find was made amid calm weather, a respite from the high winds and heavy seas that have plagued the search effort. Silt and sand have turned the waters murky, making it difficult for divers to see. Three vessels reported detecting pings from the flight data and cockpit voice recorders Saturday in nearly 100-foot waters.

The Jakarta Post reported the pings were detected about two miles from where the plane's tail section was discovered. The cockpit voice recorder is believed about 65 feet from where the flight data recorder was found.

"[The divers] began diving very early in the morning to take advantage of the weather," Supriyadi, operations coordinator for the National Search and Rescue Agency, told Reuters in Pangkalan Bun, the base for the search effort on Borneo.

Analysis of the data could take two weeks. Experts are hoping the data will explain why the plane crashed.

So far, 48 bodies have been retrieved, 16 of which have yet to be identified. Officials expect more to be found trapped in the plane's fuselage. Recovery workers Sunday brought the plane's red tail section to the surface using inflatable balloons.