Indonesian investigators said that the ill-fated Boeing plane, which had 62 people on board, was destroyed by the impact of water, which may rule out its crash in the air, according to Bloomberg News on Sunday.
The head of the National Transportation Safety Commission, Soirganto Tejugono, conveyed his conclusion via text message, without giving further details.
The crash was confirmed, about 20 hours after it was lost, following its departure from the capital, Jakarta, and the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, called for maximum efforts to search for the victims.
The Indonesian army commander stated that the search teams located the two black boxes of the Indonesian passenger plane, which crashed in the Java Sea.
“We can monitor two signals from the black boxes, and we have located the location, and we hope to recover them quickly,” added Army Commander Air Marshall, Hadi Tejganto.
The two black boxes contain the aircraft data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder.
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