Powered by
Sponsored by

Body parts, debris found after Indonesia plane crash

A Boeing 737-500 with 62 people onboard crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta

indonesia-plane-sriwijaya-crash-site-ap Indonesian Navy divers pull out a part of the Sriwijaya Air passenger plane out of the water during a search operation for the Boeing 737-500 jet in the Java Sea | AP

Indonesian rescuers pulled out body parts, pieces of clothing and scraps of metal from the Java Sea early on Sunday morning, a day after a Boeing 737-500 with 62 people onboard crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, officials said.

Officials were hopeful they were honing in on the wreckage of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 after sonar equipment detected a signal from the aircraft.

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi told reporters that authorities have launched massive search efforts after identifying "the possible location of the crash site".

"These pieces were found by the SAR team between Lancang Island and Laki Island," National Search and Rescue Agency Bagus Puruhito in a statement. 

đź“Ł The Week is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TheWeekmagazine) and stay updated with the latest headlines