Crash site of the Indonesian plane found by Navy

Lahore, 10th January: The site of the Indonesian plane that crashed on Saturday has been found by the Navy.

Baaghi TV: According to reports, the Indonesian authorities say they have found the location where they believe a Boeing 737 passenger plane crashed into the sea shortly after take-off from the country’s capital Jakarta.

As per reports from BBC News, the Sriwijaya Air jet which was carrying 62 people, disappeared from radar four minutes into its journey to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province.

 

On Sunday, signals thought to be from the jet’s flight recorder were traced.

As per recent reports, more than 10 ships with Indonesian navy divers have now been deployed to the site.

 

The chief of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency, Bagus Puruhito, said, “We have detected signals in two points, this could be the black box.”

Investigators are also analysing items they believe to be wreckage from the aircraft, including a wheel and what they say could be part of the plane’s fuselage.

A spokesman for the Jakarta police, Yusri Yunus, said two bags had been received from the search and rescue agency.

He told reporters, “The first bag contained passengers’ properties, another bag contained body parts. We are still identifying these findings.”

 

Search and rescue efforts which were suspended overnight, resumed early on Sunday. Four planes have also been deployed to help with the search.

It is to be noted that on Saturday the Sriwijaya Air passenger plane departed Jakarta airport at 14:36 local time. According to the transport ministry, minutes later, at 14:40, the last contact with the plane was recorded, with the call sign SJY182.

The usual flight time to Pontianak, in the west of the island of Borneo, is 90 minutes. However, according to the head of national search and rescue agency Air Marshal Bagus Puruhito, the aircraft did not send a distress signal.

According to the flight-tracking website, Flightradar24.com, it is thought to have dropped more than 3,000m (10,000ft) in less than a minute.

Stay tuned to Baaghi TV for further updates!

 

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