Earlier this morning, the world was shocked when news of a Lion Air plane flying domestically in Indonesia tragically crashed in the sea near West Java.
As search and rescue efforts are currently ongoing, officials have told the media that a lot of debris has been found floating in the sea. A number of personal belongings like phones, wallets, luggage bags, passports, and other identification were found among the debris, along with parts of the plane.
IN PICTURES: Debris and personal belongings of those on board #LionAir flight #JT610 found while search operation, which crashed on Monday morning after taking off from Jakarta #Indonesia taking 188 onboard. #PlaneCrash pic.twitter.com/RaAETmKCK1
— The Hawks (@TheHawksOps) October 29, 2018
Debris from Lion Air #610 lies on the surface of waters by the Karawang area.
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) October 29, 2018
On top of that, Basarnas (Indonesia’s search and rescue agency) chief Muhammad Syaugi stated that body parts were also found among the debris floating in the water.
Now, in the latest update, one body has been found by search and rescue officials.
Earlier this morning, Lion Air flight JT610 suddenly fell off the radar minutes after taking off. The flight, which departed at 6.20am this morning (29th October), was expected to land in Pangkal Pinang at 7.20am but lost contact with air traffic controllers at 6.33am.
It was later discovered that the flight crashed in the north sea of Karawang, West Java. A total of 189 people were on board.
Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.
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