Indonesian rescuers initially discovered elements of our bodies, items of clothes and scraps of steel and subsequently found wreckage from flight SJ182 at a depth of 75 ft within the Java Sea.
It stays unclear what has brought about the catastrophe and there was no signal of survivors.
Indonesian navy chief Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto mentioned among the objects recovered included plane registration elements.
He added : “We obtained experiences from the diver workforce that the visibility within the water is nice and clear, permitting the invention of some elements of the aircraft.
“We’re positive that’s the level the place the aircraft crashed.”
Fishermen within the space round Thousand Islands, a sequence of islands north of Jakarta’s coast, reported listening to an explosion round 2.30pm native time on Saturday (7.30am UK time).
“We heard one thing explode, we thought it was a bomb or a tsunami since after that we noticed the large splash from the water,” fisherman Solihin, who goes by one title, mentioned.
“It was raining closely and the climate was so dangerous. So it’s tough to see round clearly. However we will see the splash and an enormous wave after the sounds. We have been very shocked and straight noticed the aircraft particles and the gas round our boat.”
Indonesia’s transportation minister Budi Karya Sumadi mentioned Flight SJ182 was delayed for an hour earlier than it took off at 2.36pm. It disappeared from radar 4 minutes later, after the pilot contacted air site visitors management to ascend to an altitude of 29,000 ft, he mentioned.
Sriwijaya Air president Jefferson Irwin Jauwena mentioned the aircraft, which was 26 years previous and beforehand utilized by airways in the US, was airworthy. He instructed reporters on Saturday that the aircraft had beforehand flown to Pontianak and Pangkal Pinang metropolis on the identical day.
“Upkeep report mentioned all the pieces went nicely and airworthy,” Mr Jauwena instructed a information convention. He mentioned the aircraft was delayed on account of dangerous climate, not due to any harm.
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo mentioned: “I signify the federal government and all Indonesians in expressing my deep condolences for this tragedy,”
Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago nation, with greater than 260 million folks, has been suffering from transportation accidents on land, sea and air due to overcrowding on ferries, ageing infrastructure and poorly enforced security requirements.
The aircraft concerned in Saturday’s incident didn’t have the automated flight-control system that performed a job within the Lion Air crash and one other crash of a 737 Max 8 jet in Ethiopia 5 months later, resulting in the grounding of the Max 8 for 20 months.