Black box of unfortunate Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet has retrieved from crashed site on Mt. Salak in West Java.
It may take some time for investigators to recover the data from the flight recorders, which Indonesian authorities confirm will be carried out in Indonesia.
Of the 45 who were on board, salvage teams have so far recovered 16 bodies from the site, but they don’t expect to find any survivors.
Rescuers said the bodies of those who perished when the Sukhoi Superjet-100 hit Mount Salak were badly dismembered.
West Java provincial military chief Sonny Widjaja said ," On Friday, there were 12 bags, and we have found remains of four more bodies (Saturday). No body was found in its whole form.”
The military commander said that it was not clear yet how many bodies were included in the 16 bags before the autopsy to be done in the police hospital in Jakarta.
The government has set up six teams comprising 60 experts in forensic medicine, fingerprint identification and DNA analysis, among others to identify the victims, whose remains had begun to decompose after three days.
Questions now swirl over why the plane crashed with an experienced pilot as its captain .
As many experts said that that the pilot of the Sukhoi Superjet had violated altitude regulations. there were indications that safety standards were violated.
The plane had been flying at 10,000 feet, but the pilot reportedly made a request to ground control to drop to 6,000 feet.
.Key to the mystery is why the pilot requested permission from air traffic control to descend from 10,000 feet to 6,000 feet before the plane disappeared from radar screens and slammed into Mount Salak, which rises to 7,200 feet.