As rescue work after plane crash near Jakarta is on, rescuers take up the difficult task of clearing debris from the scene and checking for human bodies.
The Dailymail was told by the rescuers that all 189 passenger and crew were ‘likely’ to have been dead since the crash and that human remains had been found in the debris.
‘My prediction is that nobody survived because the victims that we found, their bodies were no longer intact and it’s been hours so it is likely 189 people have died,’ agency operational director Bambang Suryo Aji told reporters.
Pilot Suneja, who is originally from New Delhi, India had worked for Lion Air since March 2011 and had logged 11,000 flying hours making the pilot a heavily experienced one. The accident is the first to be reported involving the widely sold Boeing 737 MAX, which is considered a reliable plane.