Forensic scientists are trying to make sense of an air crash in Indonesia which has killed more than 20 of the people on board. Australian authorities have sent emergency medical teams, and police identification specialists to help try to put names to the bodies. The aircraft’s black box flight data recorder has been found and is being sent to Australia for analysis.
One woman who died in the crash was flown back to Jakarta airport, where family and friends waited to greet the coffin. A TV cameraman on board said they got no warning of impending disaster from the flight-deck.
He said the plane came down with a bang. The Garuda airlines Flight GA 200 from Jakarta was carrying 140 passengers and crew when it slewed off the runway at Yogyakarta 440 kms away. Investigators plan to interview the pilot and co-pilot, who escaped without major injury.