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Crashed Indonesian plane’s fuselage likely found: military

The fuselage of the crashed Lion Air aircraft is believed to have been found in the sea, the Indonesian military said Wednesday as the search for wreckage from the plane and its black box continued for a third day.

The Indonesian Defense Force chief, Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, told reporters that something «believed to be the fuselage of the plane» has been found, while adding that it still needs confirmation.

Jakarta-based Kompas TV, which joined a team of divers, reported that a «big object measuring 16 meters by 10 meters by 5 meters» has been found and is believed to be the fuselage of the budget carrier’s Flight JT610.

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 went down in the Java Sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 6:20 a.m. Monday with 189 passengers and crew on board, bound for the island of Bangka off southeastern Sumatra.

Body parts have already been recovered from the crash site, with no survivors expected to be found among the 181 passengers and eight crew members.

All — Kyodo News+

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