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Doomed Lion Air plane found on seabed

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If the plane has been found, it increases the chances of finding its black box. Photo: Getty
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A top Indonesian military official says the Lion Air jet that crashed on Monday may have been found in the Java Sea.

Armed forces chief Hadi Tjahjanto said a search and rescue effort had identified the possible seabed location of the jet.

“We strongly believe that we have found a part of the fuselage of JT610,” Mr Tjahjanto told TV One.

The search team had the location coordinates but now had to confirm it was the fuselage, he added.

Debris and some human remains have already been found in the water, but recovery teams have been searching for the main fuselage and the aircraft’s black box data recorders.

The two-month-old Boeing jet crashed just minutes after take-off from Jakarta on Monday, killing all 189 people on board.

Relatives have provided samples for DNA tests to help identify victims of the crash, which has reignited concerns about safety in Indonesia’s fast-growing aviation industry.

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