A plane that crashed into the Indonesian countryside and landed in a remote farmhouse on Sunday was carrying more than 400 chickens, a new research suggests.
A plane crash into the Indonesia countryside and land in a rural farmhouse is not uncommon, and a number of poultry farms have been closed or destroyed in the past.
But the new findings were made by the Australian Federal Government, which is leading the search for survivors and remains in the crash site.
The Australian Government says it will continue to search for more than 300 bodies and has called for a federal and state commission to investigate the disaster.
What is a plane crash?
A plane crashes into the ground, usually in a populated area.
The main cause of crashes is fuel, but the causes of other disasters can include pilot error, pilot error or human error.
What caused the crash?
The Boeing 777 was on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta, Indonesia, when it crashed into an Indonesian farming community.
The plane was carrying a total of about 400 chickens and was flying at about 33,000 feet (9,500 metres) when it went down, according to Indonesian authorities.
More than 400 people were on board when it fell into the farmhouse, which was built on a hillside near the village of Marambang, in the state of Papua, which lies to the east of the Indonesian city of Surabaya.
How do we know the pilot of the plane was pilot error?
The plane was flying low over the rural area of Marumbang, and the pilot may have made a mistake in his flying, Indonesian officials have said.
If he had made a controlled descent, he could have lost control and crashed into another house, but that seems unlikely, because he had already made a descent and was still on the ground when he crashed, said Indonesian Prime Minister Riza Aziz.
“I am certain that the pilot had made the correct decision and was able to land safely.
He may have been trying to save lives and his life is not in danger,” she said.
Why did the plane crash in a farmhouse?
It was one of the most common crashes in Indonesia, according with local authorities, who have told the BBC that they are also investigating a number other possible causes, including pilot error.
Investigators believe the plane had been travelling at a low altitude, but they do not know how high it was or whether it was deliberately manoeuvred.
It is unclear why the plane landed in the remote area, but it is not the first time a plane has crashed in remote areas.
In January 2015, a US-registered Boeing 777 crashed near Papua province, killing all 155 people on board, including the pilot and four crew members.
Indonesia is an archipelago with a population of about 10 million, about half of whom live in rural areas.