Lion Air plane plunges into sea with 189 people on board

Lion Air JT610 relatives

Besides aircraft parts and passengers' belongings, body parts have also been recovered from the crash site, but as of late Wednesday, only one passenger had been identified.

The accident has resurrected concerns about Indonesia's poor air safety record which until recently saw its carriers facing years-long bans from entering European Union and U.S. airspace.

"The Lion plane requested to return back to Bali five minutes after take-off, but then the pilot said the problem had been resolved and he was going to go ahead to Jakarta". The video showing a boarding pass along with a shot of other passengers boarding the plane was taken by a passenger named Inchy Ayorbaba, who sent it to his wife via WhatsApp about 35 minutes before take-off. The plane had been in use for less than three months.

President Joko Widodo has also ordered a review of all regulations relating to flight safety. "We felt like in a roller coaster".

Data from flight-tracking sites show the plane had erratic speed and altitude in the early minutes of a flight on Sunday and on its fatal flight on Monday.

On Thursday, one of the plane's black boxes, which airlines are required to install in jets, was recovered as well as parts of its landing gear.

Efforts are now focused on retrieving the second of the two black boxes, as the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder are known, the head of Indonesia's transport safety committee said.

The government also planned to send an inspection team to conduct a special audit on PT Lion Mentari Airlines and Batam Aero Technic maintenance company.

A witness in the Karawang district said he had heard an explosion from the beach around the time the aircraft went down.

The Finance Ministry announced later on Monday that 21 of its employees were among the 181 passengers on board the ill-fated plane.

Caroline said she queried a staff member and received a defensive response. The problems with it were "just as it circulates on media and social media", he said, referring to accounts of passengers.

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Authorities analysed black box data from the crashed plane. Forensics officers asked them to assist with identification by providing medical and dental records at the police hospital in East Jakarta.

"My father was onboard but we still don't know".

Television footage showed an aircraft wheel being hoisted from the sea on Friday and a diver holding a piece of what appeared to be part of the fuselage bearing the Lion Air logo. "So we're still hoping for the best", he said. He implored the public to be patient.

Indonesia's military chief has said he believes the Flight JT610 has been found.

The search will be expanded on Wednesday to 15 nautical miles from the point where the plane lost contact, according officials.

The recorders send out "pings" created to help investigators find the aircraft should it crash.

Search and Rescue Agency chief Muhammad Syaugi said search teams are going "all out" to locate the aircraft's fuselage.

In 2014, an AirAsia crash in the Java Sea during stormy weather killed 162 people.

Indonesian airlines were barred in 2007 from flying to Europe because of safety concerns, though several were allowed to resume services in the following decade. The ban was completely lifted in June this year.

The accident was the first to be reported involving the widely sold Boeing 737 MAX. Between 2005 and 2017, local Airlie traffic grew to 97 million, which is more than triple its size.

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