Six bodies recovered following Lion Air crash

Rescue workers have pulled six bodies from the water where a Lion Air flight crashed just 13 minutes after take off with 189 people on board.

The plane, a new Boeing 737, had been travelling between Jakarta and Pangkal Pinang in Indonesia when it crashed into the sea.

Earlier, debris believed to be from the plane's tail had been discovered but the main wreckage was still not found.

The director of operations for Basarnas, Indonesia's search and rescue agency, said the recovered bodies would be taken to a hospital in Jakarta.

The plane had reported problems on a flight just a day earlier, but engineers had checked and repaired the issue and declared it ready to fly.

However, the plane was a new model, having logged just 800 hours.

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