In Indonesia, the Boeing crashed with 188 people on board. He fell into the sea almost immediately after departure.

Before the crash, the pilot requested to return to the airport of departure.

10-15 minutes after taking off from Jakarta airport , a Boeing 737 MAX 8 passenger plane of Lion Air crashed . He followed the JT-610 flight to Pankalpinang.

The liner crashed into the sea on the west coast of Java. Reuters, citing a source, reported that the crew of the tugboat, which was at sea, saw a falling plane.

According to Indonesian media, there were 188 passengers and crew members aboard. The National Council for Disaster Management clarified that among them – 178 adult passengers, three children and seven employees of the airline.

Authorities discovered the crash site and the wreckage of the aircraft.

A representative from the Indonesian Emergency Response Agency: “The authorities are continuing to investigate the scene. The ships ply the wreck

Video from the crash site

According to Flightradar, the plane took off from Jakarta at 6:20 local time or 2:20 Moscow time. Four minutes later, he stopped gaining height and began to decline and rise. Then he disappeared from the radar.

According to the rescue search engines, before the crash, the pilots contacted the dispatcher and requested a return to the airport of departure.

Boeing 737 MAX 8 with tail number PK-LQP was produced in 2016. According to Flightradar24, the airline has used the aircraft since August 2018.

Lion Air is the largest private airline in Indonesia with flights on 100 aircraft to 120 destinations.

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