Fri, Jan 12, 2007
Indonesia Says Serial Numbers Match Adam Air 747
Officials confirmed Thursday metal fragments found earlier this
week on the bottom of the ocean floor are from the wreckage of an
Adam Air 737 missing since January 1.
The Associated Press reports search crews working off the
northeastern coast of Indonesia pulled pieces of the plane's tail
section from the Makassar Strait Thursday, as well as a seatback,
tray table, and shards believed to be from the plane's fuselage.
Serial numbers on the recovered wreckage match those of the Adam
As Aero-News reported, the
plane with 102 persons onboard disappeared from radar about halfway
through its flight from Java to the North Sulawesi provincial
capital of Manado. The plane altered course at least twice to avoid
nearby storms before it disappeared.
Relatives of the missing passengers and crew say the discovery
brought mixed emotions.
"I cried when I heard, but I am now relieved," said Rosmala
Dewi, whose daughter was a flight attendant on Adam Air flight
"After all this waiting, confirmation that the plane has been
found is like being given water in the desert," added Freddy
Sumolang, whose daughter Inggrid was on the flight with her husband
and their two children. "I hope rescuers will find my daughter and
Crews have not located any bodies from the wreckage.
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