Divers have found body parts, debris and clothing in the waters where Sriwijaya Air’s Boeing 737-500 plane, which crashed in Indonesia on Saturday, sank with 62 people.
The army ship has received signals from the crashed plane and divers have found debris at a depth of about 23 meters, the Indonesian Ministry of Transport said on Sunday.
The director of the Indonesian search and rescue agency said the signals may come from the plane’s “black box”.
Helicopters, planes and warships are used in the search, but the hope of finding survivors is negligible.
The search and rescue agency announced that five bags of corpses with human remains had been collected so far.
Pink baby clothes, a broken wheel and life jackets were also found in the sea.
According to the authorities, all 62 people on board, including ten children, were Indonesian.
The plane, which was on its way from the capital Jakarta to Pontianak on the island of Borneo, quickly lost altitude about four minutes after taking off from the airport. Contact with air traffic controllers then disappeared.
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