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Progress is being made in the investigation of the AirAsia flight that crashed into the Java Sea, as a second black box has been discovered by divers.

According to Mashable, the box contained the trapped cockpit voice recorder, which was found beneath the wing’s ruins.

The site reports:

It will be flown to the capital, Jakarta, to be downloaded and analyzed with the other box. Since it records in a two-hour loop, all discussions between the captain and co-pilot during the 42-minute journey should be available.

The two instruments, which emit signals from their beacons, are vital to understanding what brought Flight 8501 down on Dec. 28, killing all 162 people on board. They should provide essential information about the plane and all of the conversations between the captain and co-pilot for the duration of the flight.

“There’s like 200-plus parameters they record,” said aviation safety expert John Goglia, a former U.S. National Transportation Safety Board member. “It’s going to provide us an ocean of material.”

The data also reportedly contains 25 hours of information, that will give details on the condition and position at major parts of the plane.

We pray for the families of the passengers on the AirAsia flight, and hope that incidents like this can be prevented.

SOURCE: Mashable | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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