Crashed Lion Air jet possibly found off Indonesia

Indonesian military officials say the Lion Air jet that crashed Monday minutes after takeoff may have been found in the Java Sea.

Hadi Tjahjanto, the armed forces chief, said a search and rescue team had identified the possible seabed location of the jet.

"Based on the presentation of the head of the National Search and Rescue Agency, the coordinates of the suspected body of the aircraft have been found. We will send a team there to confirm," Tjahjanto said.

Navy officer Harris Djoko Nugroho said the 72-foot long object is at a depth of 105 feet. He said divers will be deployed after side-scan sonar has produced more detailed images.

The rescue team had previously found debris and some human remains from the wreckage but not the main fuselage and the black boxes. Officials said the non-stop search effort has sent 48 body bags containing human remains to police identification experts.

INDONESIA LION AIR FLIGHT CRASHES INTO THE SEA WITH 189 ABOARD, NO SURVIVORS EXPECTED, OFFICIAL SAYS

The 2-month-old Boeing jet crashed just minutes after takeoff from Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board, including two children and a baby. No survivors are expected.

Tjahjanto said a team would be sent to the identified location to confirm the findings.

Rescuers carry a body bag containing the remains of victims retrieved from the waters where Lion Air flight JT 610 is believed to have crashed at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Rescuers carry a body bag containing the remains of victims retrieved from the waters where Lion Air flight JT 610 is believed to have crashed at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP)

Relatives of the victims have provided samples for DNA tests to help identify the victims of the crash. Police said results are expected within a week.

Boeing Co. representatives are expected to arrive in Indonesia on Wednesday. Lion Air said it is conducted an internal investigation amid a probe by safety regulators.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.