October 29, 2018 / 8:40 AM / 18 days ago

Indonesia rescuers retrieve body parts from Lion Air crash site

An aerial view shows the site where it is believed the Lion Air flight JT610 crashed, that took off from Jakarta and crashed into the sea, Indonesia October 29, 2018 in this still image taken from a video. Indonesian Air Force/Handout via REUTERS

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian rescuers retrieved body parts on Monday after a Lion Air plane crashed into the sea shortly after take-off from the capital, Jakarta, a spokesman said.

The pilot of the plane, which was carrying 189 people, had requested to return to base before it lost contact 13 minutes into the flight. [nL3N1X91GV]

Rescue workers are trying to find the main body of the plane after finding debris and aircraft parts floating on the surface of the Java Sea.

Reporting by Agustinus Beo Da Costa; Writing by Fransiska Nangoy; Editing by Nick Macfie

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