Parts of bodies were found near the coast of Indonesia, where a plane Boeing 737-500 of the local company Sriwijawa with 62 people on board, informed the Police of that country.
“We have received two bags, one with the passengers’ belongings and the other with parts of bodies and we are working to identify them, “Jakarta police spokesman Yusri Yunus told Metro TV, reproduced by the AFP agency.
Many rescue ships, the Army, helicopters and divers were deployed at the site of the Sinister after it was located at night. The findings They were taken to the main port of Jakarta, where a first aid post was established.
He plane of Sriwijaya Air covers the route between Jakarta and Pontianak, in the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo, and I lost contact with the controllers airs on Saturday shortly after 4:40 Argentine time, about four minutes after take off.
The place where it is estimated fell The Boeing is located near some tourist islands, off the coast of Jakarta and in the plane they traveled 50 passengers and 12 crew members.
In October 2018, 189 people were killed when a Boeing 737 MAX crashed into the Java Sea, about 12 minutes after takeoff.
He plane de Sriwijaya does not belong to the controversial new generation of Boeing 737 MAX but is a “classic” Boeing 737, manufactured 26 years ago.
Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi told the press that There were 50 passengers on the aircraft, including ten children, and 12 crew members aboard flight SJ182. This type of apparatus has capacity for about 130 people.
“I have four members of my family in the plane: my wife and my three children, “Yaman Zai, who was waiting for them at the Pontianak airport, told the press, crying.
The journey from Jakarta to Pontianak usually takes about 90 minutes, but the plane disappeared from the radars shortly after takeoff, when flying over the Java Sea.
According to data from the FlightRadar24 website, the device reached an altitude of 11,000 feet (3,350 meters) before fall to 250 feet and lose contact with the control tower.
“The Sriwijaya Air SJ182 flight lost more than 10,000 feet (around 3,000 meters) in less than four minutes after taking off from Jakarta “, specified the aeronautical site on its official Twitter account.
The CEO of the airline, Jefferson Irwin Jauwenal, assured the press that the plane was in good condition and that the flight was delayed 30 minutes before taking off due to the heavy rains that occurred at that time.