Indonesian rescuers pulled out body parts, pieces of clothing and scraps of metal from the Java Sea on Sunday, a day after a Boeing 737-500 crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta.
The debris and the wreckage have been found by the rescue teams. As per the authorities, sixty-two were on board including crew.
Indonesia’s Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi had confirmed the crash, which lost contact with the air traffic controller yesterday.
Indonesian military chief Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said teams on the Rigel navy ship had detected a signal from the aircraft, which fit the coordinates from the plane’s last signal contact before it went missing.
The plane had departed from the Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta on Saturday and the last contact with the plane was made by aviation authorities four minutes after its takeoff.