Rescuers find bodies during search for missing Indonesian plane

Rescuers make grim discoveries during search for missing Indonesian plane which mysteriously crashed after take-off - as fisherman describes moment jet 'fell like lightning and exploded in the water' Rescuers discovered body parts and pieces of clothing during a sea search Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 took off from Soekarno-Hatta airport on Saturday  Four minutes after takeoff the plane plunged nearly 3,300 metres in 60 seconds Locals on a nearby island heard two explosions before discovering metal pieces Fifty-six passengers, including seven kids and three babies, were on board 

By Alana Mazzoni For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 07:22 GMT, 10 January 2021 | Updated: 07:22 GMT, 10 January 2021

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Rescuers have discovered body parts and pieces of clothing during a desperate search for a missing Indonesian plane which mysteriously crashed after taking off on Saturday afternoon. 

Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, with 62 people on board, took off from Soekarno-Hatta international airport for a 90-minute flight over the Java Sea between Jakarta and Pofntianak in West Kalimantan.

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But at 2.40pm - just four minutes after takeoff - the Boeing B737-500 plunged nearly 3,300 metres in less than 60 seconds to an altitude of just 75 metres, with witnesses claiming they heard two explosions. 

Rescuers have discovered body parts and pieces of clothing during a desperate search for Sriwijaya Air Flight 182

Rescuers have discovered body parts and pieces of clothing during a desperate search for Sriwijaya Air Flight 182

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi on Sunday said authorities launched a widespread search for the Boeing 737-500 after narrowing down 'the possible location of the crash site'

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi on Sunday said authorities launched a widespread search for the Boeing 737-500 after narrowing down 'the possible location of the crash site'

The Boeing B737-500 plunged nearly 3,300 metres in less than 60 seconds to an altitude of just 75 metres. Pictured: debris discovered in the ocean

The Boeing B737-500 plunged nearly 3,300 metres in less than 60 seconds to an altitude of just 75 metres. Pictured: debris discovered in the ocean 

These pieces were found by the SAR team between Lancang Island and Laki Island, National Search and Rescue Agency Bagus Puruhito said

These pieces were found by the SAR team between Lancang Island and Laki Island, National Search and Rescue Agency Bagus Puruhito said

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi on Sunday said authorities launched a widespread search for the Boeing 737-500 after narrowing down 'the possible location of the crash site'.

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