Monday, 29 October 2018

Debris From Lion Air JT610 That Crashed Into The Java Sea Found

'Missing' Indonesian Lion Air Plane Found Crashed Into The Java Sea

By Tamara Jayne — 29 Oct 2018, 11:16 AM
The Lion Air flight lost contact with air traffic control this morning, 29 October.

An Indonesian passenger plane from Indonesia has crashed into the Java Sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta this morning, 29 October

According to Indonesian authorities, the Lion Air flight was headed to Pangkal Pinang when it lost contact with air traffic control at 7.50am local time this morning.

"It has been confirmed that it has crashed," said Yusuf Latif, a spokesman for the agency, reported Reuters.

According to The Guardian, reports from Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta revealed that debris from the plane have been found.

It is believed that the plane was carrying 189 people, including crew

"We don't know yet whether there are any survivors," Muhmmad Syaugi, head of the search and rescue agency told a news conference. "We hope, we pray, but we cannot confirm."

Chief executive of Lion Air Group Edward Sirait initially said, "We are trying to collect all the information and data," reported Reuters.

The plane was initially reported to have gone missing

The Boeing-737 Max 8 aircraft had lost contact 13 minutes after it took off from Indonesia's capital city.

Lion Air spokesman Danang Mandala Prihantoro initially said: "We can confirm that one of our flights has lost contact, its position cannot be ascertained yet

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