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Indonesia Plan Crash Live Updates: Lion Air Flight with 189 aboard crashes off, technical glitch was the reason

Indonesia Plan Crash Live Updates: Lion Air Flight with 189 aboard crashes off, technical glitch was the reason: Well, you all should that the Lion Air flight lost contact 13 minutes after takeoff and that the jet was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, according to air tracking service Flightradar 24. Overall, sources are saying that an Indonesian aircraft with 189 people on board crashed into the sea and sank on Monday soon after taking off from the capital. Overall, it is shocking news coming from the Indonesian authorities and media.

Indonesia plane crash LIVE updates

Also, the official Indonesian search and rescue agency has confirmed that the Lion Air flight JT610 has crashed and it lost contact with the ground official just after the 13 minutes of takeoff. Reports are coming that a tugboat leaving the capital’s port saw it fall. You all should know that Muhammad Syaugi told a news conference, “We don’t know yet whether there are any survivors.” Also, he added that the “We hope, we pray, but we cannot confirm.”

 

KEY POINTS

  • Lion Air plane carrying 189 crashes after take-off
  • Body parts retrieved from wreckage
  • Plane requested to return to Jakarta airport two or three minutes after take-off
  • Around 300 involved in search and rescue operation
  • Brand-new aircraft had only been in use for a couple of months
  • One Indian pilot and one Italian passenger were on board

You all should know that the items such as headphones and life vests were found in waters about 98 feet to 115 feet deep. Also, the reports are coming that a Boeing 737 MAX 8, lost contact, and nobody is saved but the rescue mission is going on. Also, the authorities are saying that they are there already, and the helicopter is hovering above the waters, to assist. Also, the reports are indicating that Ambulances were lined up at Karawang.

Oct 29, 2018

16:00:18 (IST)

Indian Pilot Bhavye Suneja Dies In Indonesia Plane Crash: Indian Embassy

Bhavye Suneja, Indian pilot of the Indonesian plane that crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Jakarta was also killed in the accident. The aircraft was commanded by Captain Suneja and co-pilot Harvino with six cabin crew members. The 31-year-old captain has 6,000 flight hours and the co-pilot more than 5,000 flight hours, the airline said in a statement.

India in Indonesia@IndianEmbJkt

Our deepest condolences on the tragic loss of lives in the Lion Air Plane crash, off the coast of Jakarta today. Most unfortunate that Indian Pilot Bhavye Suneja who was flying JT610 also lost his life…Embassy is in touch with Crisis Center and coordinating for all assistance.

15:51 (IST)

“My prediction is that nobody survived because the victims that we found, their bodies were no longer intact and it’s been hours so it is likely 189 people have died,” agency operational director Bambang Suryo Aji told reporters.

15:44 (IST)

All 189 aboard crashed Indonesia Jet “likely” dead, search and rescue agency

Indonesia search and rescue says ‘likely’ all 189 aboard crashed jet dead, reports AFP.

14:06 (IST)

Delhi Pilot Was Flying The Indonesian Plane
The pilot of an Indonesian plane that crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Jakarta was an Indian national. Bhavye Suneja, 31, was a Delhi resident. He joined the Indonesian carrier, Lion Air, seven years ago.

The aircraft was commanded by Captain Suneja and co-pilot Harvino with six cabin crew members. The 31-year-old captain has 6,000 flight hours and the co-pilot more than 5,000 flight hours, the airline said in a statement.

12:27 (IST)

Finding the ‘Black Boxes’

The top priority for investigators will be finding the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder to help determine the cause, safety experts said.

The pilots had asked to turn back to base shortly before losing contact with air traffic control, according to a spokesman for Indonesia’s air navigation authorities.

Data from flight tracking service FlightRadar24 shows the first sign that something was amiss came about two minutes into the flight when the plane had reached 2,000 feet.

At that point, it descended more than 500 feet and veered to the left before climbing again to 5,000 feet, where it stayed during most of the rest of the flight.

It began gaining speed in the final moments and reached 345 knots (397 mph) before data was lost when it was at 3,650 feet.

12:21 (IST)

Indonesia’s Lion Air plane had technical problem in previous flight
The Indonesian Lion Air plane had a technical problem on a previous flight, but it had been resolved according to procedure, the company’s chief executive said.

“This plane previously flew from Denpasar to Cengkareng (Jakarta). There was a report of a technical issue which had been resolved according to procedure,” Edward Sirait told reporters, declining to specify the nature of the technical issue.

He said Lion has operated 11 aircraft of the same model, the Boeing 737 Max 8, and the other planes did not have the same technical problem. Sirait said there was no plan to ground the rest of its Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet.

11:59 (IST)

At least 23 government officials were on board the plane, which an air navigation spokesman said had sought to turn back just before losing contact.

11:24 (IST)

Passengers feared dead
“We don’t know yet whether there are any survivors,” agency head Muhmmad Syaugi said at a news conference, adding that no distress signal had been received from the aircraft’s emergency transmitter. “We hope, we pray, but we cannot confirm.”

He said that items such as hand phones and life vests were found in waters about 30 metres to 35 metres deep near where the plane, identified by air tracking service Flightradar 24 as a Boeing 737 MAX 8, lost contact.

“We are there already, our vessels, our helicopter is hovering above the waters, to assist,” Syaugi said. “We are trying to dive down to find the wreck.”

11:05 (IST)

10:29 (IST)

Indonesia says crashed plane sought return to base before losing contact

An aircraft with 189 aboard that crashed into the Java Sea had requested to return to base shortly before losing contact, said Yohanes Sirait, a spokesman for the country’s air navigation authorities.

“The (traffic) control allowed that, but then it lost contact,” Mr Sirait added.

The Lion Air aircraft, which lost contact 13 minutes after takeoff from Jakarta, the capital, is believed to have sunk after crashing.

10:14 (IST)

Debris thought to be from the plane, including aircraft seats, was found near an offshore refining facility in the Java Sea, an official of state energy firm Pertamina said.

Wreckage had been found near where the plane lost contact with air traffic officials on the ground, said Muhmmad Syaugi, head of the search and rescue agency.

10:01 (IST)

Wreckage Found
An official of Indonesia’s safety transport committee has said he could not confirm the cause of the crash, which would have to wait until the recovery of the plane’s black boxes, as the cockpit voice recorder and data flight recorder are known.

“We will collect all data from the control tower,” said Soerjanto Tjahjono. “The plane is so modern, it transmits data from the plane and that we will review too. But the most important is the blackbox.”

09:53 (IST)

“The plane had requested to return to base before finally disappearing from the radar,” Sindu Rahayu, directorate general of civil aviation at the Indonesian transport ministry, said in a statement.
“The aircraft was carrying 178 adult passengers, one child and two babies, with two pilots and five flight attendants.”

09:17 (IST)

Relatives of passengers of Lion Air flight JT610 that crashed into the sea, cry at Depati Amir airport in Pangkal Pinang

09:09 (IST)

Indonesia energy firm Pertamina official says debris, including plane seats, found near its offshore facility in Java sea. Indonesia transport ministry official says crashed Lion Air flight was carrying 188 people, including crew, reports Reuters

08:41 (IST)

Indonesia transport ministry official says crashed Lion Air flight was carrying 188 people, including crew, reports news agency Reuters.

Indonesia rescuers retrieve human remains from Lion Air crash site

Some sources are saying that at least 23 government officials were on board the plane. You all should know that the privately owned airline said in a statement, the aircraft, which had only been in operation since August, was airworthy. Also, the head of Indonesia’s transport safety committee said he could not confirm the cause of the crash, which would have to wait until the recovery of the plane’s black boxes, as the cockpit voice recorder and data flight recorder are known.