sKarawang, W Java (ANTARA News) - Some important fragments of debris of the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 have supposedly drifted toward Subang waters, Head of the Bandung search and rescue team Deden Ridwansyah stated.
"There is a shift in coordinates from 10 nautical miles to 15 nautical miles east of the Subang waters due to sea currents and wind," Ridwansyah remarked here on Thursday.
The SAR team has integrated data of the Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysical Agency to search for more materials of the aircraft that crashed into the sea off Tanjung Karawang in West Java on Monday.
According to Ridwansyah, strong sea currents and wind have drifted the planes debris to some locations around Indramayu and Karawang in West Java.
The rescuers have dispatched 10 sweeping teams to find more bodies and the aircrafts components adrift at sea.
"We dispatched one team to Citarum Rivers downstream area and two teams to the Subang Coast, Balongan, and Indramayu," he stated, adding that the remaining teams will focus on the Tanjung Karawang waters.
"We continue to coordinate with the BMKG to take precautionary measures against possible change in wind direction, as the aircrafts materials will move in the direction of sea currents and wind," he stated.
The Lion Air JT 610 plane crashed some 13 minutes after take-off from the Soekarno-Hatta Airport west of Jakarta on Monday morning.
The aircraft carried 178 adults, three infants, and six crew members along with the pilot and co-pilot.
Source: ANTARA News