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INDONESIA: LANDING GEAR BROUGHT UP FROM SEA FLOOR

2018-11-02 15:35
INVESTIGATORS LIFTED A LANDING GEAR FROM LION AIR JT 610 OFF OF THE SEA FLOOR FRIDAY THEY ARE CONTINUING THE PROCESS TO EXTRACT AND ANALYZE DATA FROM ONE OF TWO FLIGHT RECORDERS. CNN INDONESIA SAID THIS WHEEL WILL BE TRANSPORTED TO TANJUNG PRIOK PORT; AND IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN FOUND IN THE SAME LOCATION AS THE BLACK BOX. INVESTIGATORS IN THE LION AIR CRASH SAY THEY WILL HAVE TO RELY ON DNA SAMPLES TO IDENTIFY VICTIMS, DUE TO THE CONDITION AND SIZE OF REMAINS FOUND. LISDA CANCER, HEAD OF DISASTER VICTIM IDENTIFICATION, TOLD THE MEDIA THAT ONLY ONE PERSON HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED SO FAR - A FEMALE CONFIRMED THROUGH A FINGERPRINT. THE HEAD OF DENTAL FORENSICS FOR INDONESIA'S POLICE SAID SEVERAL TEETH HAVE BEEN FOUND BUT THEY ARE FRACTURED, PREVENTING ANY TYPE OF DENTAL MATCH. POLICE HAVE 181 DNA SAMPLES FROM VICTIMS' FAMILIES THEY ARE WORKING TO MATCH TO 272 HUMAN TISSUES SAMPLES.