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Indonesian search and rescue team have pulled body parts, pieces of clothing and scraps of metal from the Java Sea, a day after a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 crashed.
A Boeing 737 with 62 people onboard on flight #SJY182 to Pontianak, plunged into the ocean just 4 minutes after taking off from Jakarta airport on Saturday afternoon.
The flight SJY182 took off in heavy rain after being delayed for 30 minutes due to the weather at 2.36pm local time.
At 2.37pm the pilot requested air traffic control at Soekarno Hatta, permission to ascend to an altitude of 8,839 metres and was granted.
The ATC noticed that the aircraft was not going to 075 degrees as per the flight plan, but going to the north-west and asked why they were going to the north-west.
At 2.40pm, in seconds, SJY 182 was gone out of RADAR and lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than a minute.
Sunday morning, the rescue team located the crash area between Lancang Island and Laki Island after detecting a signal from the aircraft.
Indonesia deployed more than 10 ships to the site with navy divers, who pulled out debris and body parts.
“The first bag contained passengers’ properties, another bag contained body parts,”..and “We are still identifying these findings.” said the spokesman for the Jakarta police, Yusri Yunus.