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Indonesian searchers find 'black box' from Russian passenger jet that slammed into volcano
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) ' An Indonesian official says special forces have found the voice-and-data recorder of a Russian passenger jet that slammed into a jagged, mist-shrouded cliff on a dormant volcano.
The "black box" could help explain the cause of the deadly crash. Search and Rescue agency spokesman Gagah Prakoso said Wednesday that it was found near the tail of the shattered wreck at the bottom of a 1,500-foot (500-meter) ravine.
The device was delivered to investigators late Tuesday.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 ' Russia's first passenger jet model since the fall of the Soviet Union two decades ago ' was being demonstrated for potential buyers when it roared into Mount Salak at 800 kph (480 mph) on May 9. All 45 people on board were killed.