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Indonesia extends search for Lion Air crash victims

by VTV405 November 2018 Last updated at 17:24 PM

An Indonesian National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT) official examines a turbine engine from the Lion Air flight JT610 at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 4, 2018. Picture taken November 4, 2018. (Photo: REUTERS/Beawiharta)
An Indonesian National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT) official examines a turbine engine from the Lion Air flight JT610 at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 4, 2018. Picture taken November 4, 2018. (Photo: REUTERS/Beawiharta)

VTV.vn - Indonesian authorities on Sunday extended by three days the search for victims and a black box from the wreckage of a Lion Air passenger jet that crashed near Jakarta last week, killing all 189 people on board.

The decision is based on an evaluation and observations of the crash site where many victims' remains had not been recovered. So far, a total of 105 body bags, few containing intact remains, have been recovered and handed to police for forensic identification, yet only 14 victims have been identified. Meanwhile, the cockpit voice recorder, the second of two black boxes from the crashed plane, has been recovered.

According to the lastest update, the pilot of the plane sent request and was allowed to return to Jakarta. What happened after that has been unknown.

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