ANKARA

The Turkish parliament speaker offered his condolences to Indonesia over Saturday’s passenger plane crash near the capital Jakarta.

“I am deeply saddened to learn about the loss of many lives in a plane crash in Indonesia. I wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives and extend my condolences to their beloved ones as well as to the brotherly people of Indonesia,” Mustafa Sentop said on Twitter.

The Sriwijaya Air flight SJY 182 with 62 people on board crashed into the sea after taking off from Jakarta.

The plane had 50 passengers on board, including 10 children, plus 12 crew members, according to authorities.

The Indonesian Navy said it found the debris of aircraft scattered at four sites of Thousand Islands waters.

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