>> Indonesian officials say they found a lodged object on the sea floor near where Lion Air Flight JT610 crashed with 189 people onboard. Official said search and rescue crews think the object, roughly 70 feet long, is part of the plane's fuselage. Dive crews and ships equipped with sonar scanners are working to confirm whether that's true.
>> Military vessels will focus on the point where we believe the fusalage of JT 610 is lying on the sea bed.>> The Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashed into the sea just 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta on Monday. There were no survivors. Search and rescue crews have been scouring the area since the crash, but a ping or signal from what authorities think could be the plane's wreckage was located late Tuesday, helping narrow the divers' search area.
Authorities are using underwater drones and surface vessels along with ping locators to try and find the flight's black box recorders. They'll hopefully hold clues as to why the plane which was almost new went down. Indonesian transport officials have said the plane had technical problems on a previous flood just one day before the crash including unreliable readings of its air speed.
Relatives of those on board have been gathering at the port where the rescue crews are working. That's also where remains from the crash were being taken.>> We hope there'll be a miracle, I'm sure he is alive, my father is strong.>> The force of the crash was so great that forensic doctors have trying to use DNA swabs from some of the relatives to try and identify those on board.
Indonesia has one of the world's fastest growing commercial airline markets. But the country also holds a patchy air safety record.