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Indonesian military police carry the flight data recorder of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 at Iskandar air base in Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia, Jan. 12, 2015.
Indonesian military police carry the flight data recorder of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 at Iskandar air base in Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia, Jan. 12, 2015.

The flight data recorder of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 retrieved Monday was in good condition and was ready to be opened for analysis, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) said.

Indonesian military police carry the flight data recorder of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 at Iskandar air base in Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia, Jan. 12, 2015. The flight data recorder of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 retrieved Monday was in good condition and was ready to be opened for analysis, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) said. (Xinhua/Zulkarnain)

JAKARTA, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- The flight data recorder of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 retrieved Monday was in good condition and was ready to be opened for analysis, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) said.

KNKT Chairman Tatang Kurniadi told a press conference in Pangkalan Bun, a town on Borneo island's central Kalimantan province closest to the crash site, that the black box recovered by Indonesian divers Monday morning would be sent immediately to the lab in Jakarta for analysis by a Boeing aircraft.

Tatang was sure that the memory can be read as the recorder had been inundated for only two weeks, adding that the lab had successfully read data from the fight data recorder submerged in water for eight months.

He said his analysis team would need around three days to download the data and months-long to analyze them.

Masruri, head of Sub Committee of Aircraft Transport Accident Investigation in KNKT, told Xinhua that the search team has located the cockpit voice recorder and the divers are trying to recover it. "Indonesia has all the equipment and technology for analyzing the data and data reading will be conducted in Indonesia,"he said.

Meanwhile, Indonesian armed forces commander Moeldoko said that he had order 81 divers from the navy to search for the cockpit voice recorder.

The flight data recorder from the crashed AirAsia airliner was discovered near the wrecked wing of the Airbus 320-200 at 7:10 a.m. on Monday.

The flight data and cockpit voice recorders, known as black boxes, are vital to determining the cause of an air crash.

Flight QZ8501, with 162 people aboard, plummeted into the Java Sea near the Karimata Strait during its flight from Surabaya to Singapore on Dec. 28.

So far, 48 bodies of the victims have been recovered from the sea, with 27 of them having been identified


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