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Divers find both black boxes in AirAsia crash, but only 1 retrieved from bottom of Java Sea

  • In this photo taken from an Indonesian Air Force Super Puma helicopter Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, portion of the tail of AirAsia Flight 8501 is seen on the deck of a rescue ship after it was recovered from the sea floor on the Java Sea. Investigators searching for the crashed AirAsia plane's black boxes lifted the tail portion of the jet out of the Java Sea on Saturday, two weeks after it went down, killing all 162 people on board. (AP Photo/Prasetyo Utomo, Pool)

    In this photo taken from an Indonesian Air Force Super Puma helicopter Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, portion of the tail of AirAsia Flight 8501 is seen on the deck of a rescue ship after it was recovered from the sea floor on the Java Sea. Investigators searching for the crashed AirAsia plane's black boxes lifted the tail portion of the jet out of the Java Sea on Saturday, two weeks after it went down, killing all 162 people on board. (AP Photo/Prasetyo Utomo, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Partes de la cola del vuelo 8501 de AirAsia yacen sobre el puente del buque de rescate Crest Onyx en el puerto Kumai en Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, el domingo 11 de enero de 2015. Al día siguiente, los buzos que laboran en la búsqueda anunciaron el hallazgo de una de las cajas negras de la nave. (Foto AP/Achmad Ibrahim)

    Partes de la cola del vuelo 8501 de AirAsia yacen sobre el puente del buque de rescate Crest Onyx en el puerto Kumai en Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, el domingo 11 de enero de 2015. Al día siguiente, los buzos que laboran en la búsqueda anunciaron el hallazgo de una de las cajas negras de la nave. (Foto AP/Achmad Ibrahim)  (The Associated Press)

  • People load vegetables to the ship at at Kumai port in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

    People load vegetables to the ship at at Kumai port in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)  (The Associated Press)

Divers have found the second black box from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, but they have not yet been able to free it from debris on the floor of the Java Sea.

Suryadi Bambang Supriyadi, the operation coordinator at the National Search and Rescue Agency, says the cockpit voice recorder was located Monday just hours after officials announced the data flight recorder had been brought to the surface.

He says it is stuck under heavy wreckage, and divers are working to lift it.

Searchers began zeroing in on the sites a day earlier after three Indonesian ships picked up intense pings from the area.

The two instruments are vital to understanding what brought Flight 8501 down on Dec. 28, killing all 162 people on board.