Divers search debris, seabed mud for Indonesia plane devices

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Indonesian Navy ships continue their search for the wreckage of Sriwijaya Air passenger jet that crashed into Java Sea near Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Indonesian navy divers scoured the floor of the Java Sea on Monday as they hunted for the black boxes of a Sriwijaya Air jet that nosedived into the waters at high velocity with dozens of people aboard. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Indonesian navy divers are searching through plane debris and seabed mud for the black boxes of a jet that crashed over the weekend with 62 people aboard.

A navy ship has picked up signals from the devices from the Boeing 737-500 that went down in the Java Sea.

A navy official says the black boxes are buried under tons of wreckage and removing those obstacles is slowing the search.

Searchers have also recovered human remains from the crash site. Anguished family members have been providing samples for DNA testing to assist identification.

The first victim identified was a 29-year-old flight attendant.

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