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Wreckage of Indonesian Lion Air jet found

Wreckage of Indonesian Lion Air jet found
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The wreckage of the ill-fated Lion Air jet which went down into the Java Sea (with 189 people aboard) shortly after takeoff has been found.

Reports say divers were deployed around the site of the crash after picking up a signal searchers believe reveals the plane’s location.

Armed forces chief Hadi Tjahjanto said a search-and-rescue effort identified the possible seabed location of the downed jet. Debris and some human remains were found previously, but not the main fuselage and black boxes.

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“We strongly believe that we have found a part of the fuselage of JT610,” Hadi told TV One, referring to the flight.

Rescue operatives say they fear that there might be no survivors in the crash involving the almost brand new Boeing 737 Lion Air passenger flight with 189 people on board heading from Jakarta to the island of Sumatra before it crashed.

According to Yohanes Sirait, a spokesman for the country’s air navigation authorities, the pilots requested to return to base shortly before losing contact.

 

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