Search teams recover seats, wheels from Lion Air crash site

Indonesian rescue team members wait for bodies of those who perished in the Lion Air flight JT610 crash at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta on Oct 30 2018

The Lion Air plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 189 on board had technical problems minutes after takeoff the day before, with the pilot putting out an urgent call that is just one level below a Mayday call and requesting to return to the airport.

Boeing experts are expected to arrive Indonesia on Wednesday and Lion Air has said an "intense" internal investigation is underway in addition to the probe by safety regulators.

The investigation into the first ever crash of a Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft, introduced into commercial service past year, will also be scrutinised by the global aviation industry.

Deputy chief of the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT), Mr Haryo Satmiko, confirmed that the flight data recorder is in a good condition, saying the data will help the investigation into the aircraft as well as the crew.

Initial reports said the plane's flight data recorder had been found but a transport safety official quoted by Reuters news agency said later it was unclear whether the damaged device was the flight data unit or the cockpit voice recorder.

No distress signal was received from the aircraft's emergency transmitter, search and rescue agency head Muhmmad Syaugi told a news conference. Strong currents have hampered search efforts, complicated by the presence of energy pipelines in the area.

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"He requested to return to the airport for RTB (return to base) but. they updated and flew to Jakarta". But hopes are fading of finding a large section of fuselage intact with bodies, easily retrievable, inside.

Lion Air Group chief executive Edward Sirait said the airline could not comment further at this time. As of yesterday, only one passenger, civil servant Jannatun Cyntia Dewi, had been identified.

But Lion Air made a decision to keep it in the skies.

The privately owned budget carrier was founded in 1999.

Lion's co-founder Rusdi Kirana, now Indonesia's ambassador to Malaysia, said in a 2015 interview that "my airline is the worst in the world, but you don't have a choice".

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The accident worsens in any case, the reputation of insecurity in the aviation sector of indonesia which is growing rapidly. Its transport safety committee investigated 137 serious aviation incidents from 2012 to 2017.

Passengers on the Sunday flight from Bali to Jakarta have recounted problems that including a long-delayed take-off for an engine check and terrifying descents in the first 10 minutes in the air.

Lion's admission that the jet had an unspecified technical issue on a previous flight - as well its abrupt fatal dive - have raised questions about whether it had faults specific to the newly released model, including a speed-and-altitude system malfunction.

Two passengers from Sunday's flight posted on Instagram, reporting that they had been concerned about problems with the air conditioning system and cabin lighting before the plane left Bali almost three hours late.

In wake of the tragedy, Indonesia has directed the inspection of all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes belonging to commercial airlines in the country.

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