Crashed Indonesian jet may have been found

04 November, 2018, 21:44 | Author: Lucy Floyd
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Armed forces chief Hadi Tjahjanto said this afternoon a search and rescue effort has identified the possible location of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 in the Java Sea.

The Rigel has been searching in an area about 5 nautical miles from the site where the aircraft lost contact.

Three other objects in separate locations were reached by divers but turned out to be two sunken boats and a fish trap.

But the desperate search for the recording devices has been roundly hampered by strong sea currents.

Meanwhile, Lion Air on Wednesday suspended its technical director on the instruction of the Indonesian Transport Ministry.

The flight data recorder holds information about dozens of parameters of the aircraft's performance, including its speed, altitude and direction.

Despite usually being known as black boxes, the devices are typically bright orange.

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After about 30 minutes of passengers waiting on the tarmac, they were told to board again while an engine was checked.

The aircraft suffered a technical problem on a flight from the resort island of Bali to Jakarta on Sunday but it was "resolved according to procedure", Edward Sirait, chief executive of Lion Air Group, told reporters.

Video of passengers boarding the flight has been broadcast on Indonesian TV.

At one point, the passenger who shot the video, Paul Ferdinand Ayorbaba, zooms in on the flight number on his boarding pass.

"My husband sent that video to me via WhatsApp".

Indonesia's national police started collecting DNA samples from the victims' relatives, according to The Jakarta Post, but the process has been slow because officials have found only body parts to work with.

The plane plunged in coastal waters that are about 30m (100ft) deep north-east of Jakarta.

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Lion Air, Indonesia's biggest budget airline which has been engaged in huge expansion, announced earlier this year it was buying 50 Boeing 737 MAX 10 jets for $6.24 billion. Lion has ordered 50 of the jets, worth an estimated $6.2 billion, and now operates nine.

The airline is to meet a team from Boeing on Wednesday to discuss the fate of the plane.

"Of course there are lots of things we will ask them, we all have question marks here, 'Why?"

"I keep praying for a miracle, although, logically, the plane has sunk in the ocean", Toni Priyono Adhi, whose daughter was aboard, said.

Flight JT610 of a low-priced Lion Air airline, bound for the city of Pangkal Pinang, located on the Indonesian island of Bangka, lost contact with the traffic control at 6:33 a.m. local time on Monday (23:33 GMT on Sunday) shortly after departure from Jakarta's airport.

Indonesia's worst air disaster was in 1997, when a Garuda Indonesia A300 crashed in the city of Medan, killing 234 people. The country's airlines have previously been banned from operating in the United States and European Union.

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