Indonesian rescue workers believe fuselage of crashed plane found

Divers prepare to set out for a search, days after Indonesia's Lion Air flight JT610 crashed into the sea, in this image obtained from social media on October 31, 2018. Courtesy of BASARNAS/Social Media via REUTERS

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian search and rescue workers believe they have found the fuselage of a Lion Air passenger jet that crashed with 189 people on board, and are also trying to confirm the origin of an underwater “ping” signal, officials said on Wednesday.

Ground staff lost touch with flight JT610 of Indonesian budget airline Lion Air 13 minutes after the Boeing 737 MAX 8 took off early on Monday from Jakarta, on its way to the tin-mining town of Pangkal Pinang.

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