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Indonesian rescuers look for victims of tragic plane crash

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A rescuer shows passports recovered from the area where a Lion Air plane is suspected to crash, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

Indonesian authorities are conducting a round-the-clock effort to find the passenger air plane, which crushed into the sea on Monday, October 30, with 189 people on board. No survivors have been found.

British news portal The Guardian reports on Tuesday, October 30, citing Indonesian media and authorities that human remains were recovered from the crash site, about 15km off the coast.

The Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger plane operated by Lion Air was flying from Jakarta to an Indonesian tin-mining region, when it lost contact with air traffic control about 13 minutes after take off.

Flight data indicated that it made a sudden, sharp fall into the sea. Currently, the cause of the crash is unknown.

Authorities, which do not expect to find survivors, have stated that search and rescue teams are now focusing on several areas off the coast of Java where they believe the body of the plane is located, explaining that is where they expect to find the most victims.


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