Indonesia plane crash: Body parts, debris found

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(VOVWORLD) - Indonesia on Sunday detected signals that could come from a flight recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea soon after taking off from the capital Jakarta, as body parts and suspected pieces of the plane were retrieved. 

The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 lost contact shortly after takeoff on Saturday from Jakarta with 62 people on board. Dozens of warships, helicopters and divers of naval forces, the police and coast guards of Indonesia are joining the rescue effort in the area between Lancang Island and Laki Island, which is approximately 20 miles from Jakarta. Apart from deploying 10 warships to the territorial waters around Laki Island, Indonesian Armed Forces Commander, Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto will be at the site to direct the rescue work. At a press conference earlier, Mr. Hadi Tjahjanto said Indonesian search and rescue team had located the suspected crash site of the missing Boeing Co. jet based on the radar signal and the last contact. On Sunday, Indonesian authorities located parts of the wreckage of the airplane, lifejackets and some possible belongings of the passengers on Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182.