Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Indonesia plane that crashed had technical issue in previous flight: CEO

Passenger Plane Missing Minutes After Take Off From Jakarta Search On Lion Air flight crashes after taking off from Indonesian capital Jakarta
Scott Davis | 29 October, 2018, 16:43

Flight JT 610 was on a scheduled flight to Pangkal Pinang, the main town in the Bangka Belitung Islands.

Sri Mulyani said the 20 employees on board the flight were returning to their office in Pangkalpinang after either spending time with their families or attending the 72nd anniversary of Currency Day in Jakarta over the weekend.

Distressed relatives have been waiting for news at Pangkal Pinang airport. Most were adults but the passengers were said to include one child and two infants.

The head of Indonesia's disaster agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, has been sharing photographs from the crash site, which appear to show pieces of wreckage and items belonging to the passengers, which have been pulled from the sea.

Lion Air Spokesman on Flight 610, which reportedly crashed off the coast of Indonesia, said: "We can confirm that one of our flights has lost contact, its position cannot be ascertained yet".

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

Speaking to media about the accident, the CEO of Lion airlines Edward Sirait said: "We can not offer any comment at this moment".

What do we know about this aircraft?

The plane involved was a Boeing Co 737 Max-8 model.




Indonesian officials quoted by Channel News Asia said Lion Air had taken delivery of the brand new Boeing 737-800 MAX, described as "an updated, more fuel-efficient version of the manufacturer's workhorse singe-aisle jet" on August 13 of this year. The plane's fuselage and black box nor any of the passengers have been found at this moment.

An Indonesian plane carrying at least 188 passengers has crushed in the sea off Jakart (capital city) shortly after take off.

He told the BBC the MAX 8 had been experiencing problems since it was introduced, including difficulties maintaining a level flight.

"A few flakes of Lion Air plane that crashed in waters of Karachi", he wrote in the first tweet, accompanying the photos.

Indonesia relies heavily on air transport to connect its thousands of islands but has a poor aviation safety record and has suffered several fatal crashes in recent years.

Lion Air is Indonesia's largest low-priced carrier, operating flights domestically as well as a number of worldwide routes in South East Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

It was exempted from the European Union ban in 2016 after new safety assessments were conducted.

All 108 people on board survived. The crashed aircraft had just 800 hours of flight time, the country's National Transportation Safety Committee said.

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