A twin-engine Cessna plane crashed to the ground, luckily killing no one. The 57-year-old pilot knew something was wrong. He reported engine problems by radio, and tried flying back to Republic Airport, where his trip started. The plane crashed near a waste treatment facility, and had no passengers on board. The pilot is in serious condition, requiring surgeries and healing from broken bones, but hope to thank the first responders who rescued him from the plane. Inside Edition Digital's TC Newman has the unbelievable footage.
Rescuers are looking for wreckage from an Indonesian passenger plane believed to have crashed into the sea minutes after takeoff from the capital, Jakarta.
A total of 62 people are feared dead.
Rescue ships have been dispatched to the Thousand Islands chain, which is just north of Jakarta where authorities believe they have found debris of the plane.
Al Jazeera's Jessica Washington reports from Jakarta. Indonesian search teams have located the black-box flight recorders of a passenger plane that crashed into the Java Sea on Saturday. 62 people were on board the Boeing 737-500 aircraft. Authorities now hope the black box data will clarify why the plane came down only minutes after taking off from Jakarta.Indonesian search and rescue teams are sorting through debris found by divers in the Java Sea. Body parts and children's clothes were among the first items retrieved from the water. Divers also located the plane's black box recorder, confirming the debris is from the missing Boeing 737-500.Still hoping for unlikely good news, the relatives of the 62 people on board meet with authorities, where they hand over DNA to help identify potential victims. The Sriwijaya Air flight left Jakarta airport on Saturday, bound for a 90 minute journey to Pontianak. But it lost contact only minutes after takeoff, data from online service FlightRadar24 shows the plane suddenly losing altitude and speed. Boats will continue to search the ocean, as authorities try to piece together what happened to flight SJ 182. Indonesian authorities on Sunday located the black boxes of the Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea soon after taking off from the capital Jakarta, as human body parts and suspected pieces of the plane were retrieved. Indonesian search teams have recovered the first bits of wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed into the Java Sea on Saturday. An air crash investigator has now said the jet likely shattered at extremely high speed when hitting the waters. 62 people were on board the Boeing 737. Authorities have also pinpointed the location of the flight recorders. They hope the black box data will clarify why the plane came down just minutes after taking off from Jakarta.