Indonesia extends the search for Lion Air victims, rubble

Indonesia extends the search for Lion Air victims, rubble

JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Indonesian authorities have expanded the search for victims of the plane's Lion Air crash and cockpit voice recorder.

National Search and Rescue Leader Muhammad Syaugi said that on Sunday, the search continues with hundreds of staff and dozens of ships for another three days.

Just minutes after launching Jakarta on Monday, the Lion Air jet crashed killing all 189 people on board. More than 100 body bags from human remains were recovered.

Syaugi says weak signals, possibly from the cockpit voice recorder, have been traced back to one location, but an object had not been found due to mud in the seabed.

Syaugi says that a considerable amount of "aircraft skin" was found on the sea floor, but not a large intact part of the hull, as he had suggested Saturday was possible.

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