A search and rescue agency official says he’s not expecting any survivors from Lion Air flight JT610, which crashed into seas off Jakarta with 189 people aboard.
The operations director at the agency, Bambang Suryo Aji, says the search effort is focusing on finding bodies.
He said six body bags have been used so far for human remains recovered.
Aji said the location of the plane hull hasn’t been identified yet. Waters where it sank are up to 30 metres deep.
The search is currently planned to last seven days and could be extended.
The passenger plane had only been in service two months.
Lion Air said the plane was delivered on August 15 and had clocked 800 hours of flying time before the disaster.
There are no Boeing 737 MAX 8s in use by Australian Airlines, however Virgin Australia has a number of MAX 8s on order due to arrive by November 2019.
A Virgin Australia spokeswoman said it was too soon to comment on whether Virgin would review that order, in light of the Indonesia crash.
She said the airline would not comment on how many MAX 8s it had ordered.