The tragedy revived concerns about the safety of the aviation industry in Indonesia, which recently left the global blacklists.
This Tuesday, family members killed by the pain provided DNA samples to help identify the victims of the Lion Air plane that crashed in Indonesia with 189 people on board.
Rescuers tracked down where the plane crashed, in the sea, northeast of Jakarta, and sent 26 bags of corpses to experts in forensic identification, while the airline transferred scores of bereaved relatives to the capital.
The Boeing 737 MAX 8, just 2 months old, crashed Monday morning in the Java Sea 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta , heading to an island near Sumatra. The pilot asked permission to return to the airport only two or three minutes after leaving, indicating that there was a problem although the cause is unknown at the moment.
The remains of the plane and personal belongings of the passage, including documentation, clothing and suitcases that were found scattered in the sea , were spread on tarpaulins in a port north of Jakarta before being classified into bags for evidence.
The tragedy revived concerns about the safety of the fast-growing Indonesian aviation industry that recently came off the black lists of the European Union and the United States.
Two passengers from the previous flight of the wrecked aircraft, which on Sunday traveled from Bali to Jakarta, described problems that caused discomfort and alarm.