Indonesian plane hit a snag a day before tragic crash

Oct 30, 2018, 5:59 AM EDT
Rescue team members on a boat before they head to the Lion Air, flight JT610, sea crash location in the north coast of Karawang regency.
(Source: Beawiharta/Reuters)

The Lion Air passenger plane, which crashed into the sea off Jakarta with 189 people on board on Sunday, was hit by technical snag during its flight from Bali to the Indonesian capital a day before the tragic accident.

The authorities have deployed drones and solar technology to hunt the wreckage of the Boeing 737 aircraft underwater even as the cause behind the disaster remains unclear, notes the BBC.

The technical logs revealed that the airspeed equipment in the plane was displaying “unreliable” readings following which the aircraft was repaired before the next take off.  Debris and body parts of the passengers have been found off the shore of Karawang, but the possibility of finding any survivors has faded away, reports Reuters.