Kuala Lumpur: A Sriwijaya Air Plane carrying more than 60 people crashed after taking off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Saturday. The rescue team has discovered body parts, pieces of clothing and scraps of metal from the Java Sea.
The Indonesian transport minister said the military vessel “has found the signal from (Sriwijaya Air) SJ182” and divers had recovered parts of the plane from around 23 metres (75 feet) below the water’s surface.
The Boeing plane operated by Indonesian airlines lost contact, however it is yet to be known the reason behind the crash of the plane.
It disappeared from radar four minutes after the pilot contacted air traffic control to ascend to an altitude of 29,000 feet.
Authorities used sonar equipment to detect signals from the aircraft and also launched huge search efforts after identifying the possible location of the crash.
Meanwhile, the SAR team found pieces of body, clothes, metal and scraps. Authorities did not say whether they believe there are survivors.