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Indonesian divers hear ‘pings’ as they zero in on Lion Air wreckage

Members of an Indonesian search and rescue mission board dinghies alongside the ship Baruna Jaya I as the search for victims and the flight data recorder from ill-fated Lion Air flight 610 continues on Oct. 31. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)

October 31 -- The Washington Post

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Search and rescue divers working in Indonesian waters heard regular “pings” in what authorities said Wednesday they hope will be the main body of the Lion Air plane that plunged into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff early Monday.

A team of rescuers heard the pulses from an underwater locator beacon with a distinct sound and interval between them, making it likely that the wreckage and location of the flight recorder have been identified, authorities said.

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