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Indonesian Navy divers find parts of plane wreckage of Sriwijaya Air in Thousand Islands waters, near Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, on Sunday. Photo: Eko Siswono Toyudho/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Divers on Monday stepped up retrieval efforts for the black boxes of the Sriwijaya Air passenger plane that crashed into the sea off Jakarta, Indonesia.

Details: The Boeing 737-500 was carrying 62 passengers and crew en route to Pontianak on the island of Borneo when air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane soon after takeoff on Saturday.

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  • Search and rescue teams have recovered body parts and debris from the site. There are no signs of survivors.
  • Officials said all of those on board were from Indonesia and 10 children were on the flight, AFP reports.

What's new: Authorities said they've detected signals from the boxes and marked the location as between Lancang and Laki islands in the Thousand Island chain, north of Jakarta's coast, per AP.

Background: The last contact between air traffic controllers and the plane, Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, was around 2:40 p.m. local time, Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry spokesperson Adita Irawait said, AP notes.

What they're saying: Boeing said in a statement, "We are in contact with our airline customer and stand ready to support them during this difficult time." Boeing added its "thoughts are with the crew, passengers, and their families."

The big picture: The Boeing 737-500 is an older model than the Boeing 737 MAX, which faced a global fleet-wide grounding for nearly two years following two fatal crashes. The 737-500 entered service in 1990 and is in the second of four generations of 737, dubbed 737 Classic.

  • In October 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 fell into the Java Sea after taking off from Jakarta with 189 people on board after the 737 MAX's antistall system malfunctioned.
  • Another Boeing 737 MAX crashed in Ethiopia in March 2019 after the antistall system was activated.

Flashback: Boeing agreed to pay more than $2.5 billion to settle criminal charges related to a conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in connection with the agency's investigation into the Boeing 737 MAX, the Justice Department announced this Thursday.

  • The Department of Justice said Boeing misled the FAA and interrupted its ability to ensure the plane was safe.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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FAA will pursue "strong enforcement" after unruly pro-Trump passengers disrupt flights

Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson testifies before a Senate panel examining safety certification of jetliners on June 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo: Pool/Getty Images

The Federal Aviation Administration said Saturday that the agency will "pursue strong enforcement action against anyone who endangers the safety of a flight," after unruly behavior took place on several flights to and from the Washington, D.C. area this week.

Driving the news: American Airlines is investigating an unruly and frightening episode on a flight to D.C., the night before a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol. Alaska Airlines said it had banned 14 passengers after a rowdy flight from an airport near Washington, D.C., to Seattle on Thursday, per Bloomberg.

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Reports: Up to 17 U.S. missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

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Children were among up to 17 American Christian missionaries and their relatives kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported.

Details: The missionaries had just left an orphanage and were traveling by bus to the airport to "drop off some members" and were due to travel to another destination when the gang struck in Port-au-Prince, Haitian security officials said, per the NYT.

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Melbourne, "world's most locked-down city," to lift stay-at-home orders

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Melbourne's stay-at-home orders will end five days earlier than planned, officials in Australia's second-biggest city announced Sunday.

Why it matters: The capital of the state of Victoria has had six lockdowns totaling 262 days since March last year. That means Melbourne spent longer under lockdown than "any other city in the world" during the pandemic, Reuters notes.

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