Lion Air Crash: Indonesian Plane Carrying 186 And Two Babies Crashes Into Ocean

A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane with 189 people on board has crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.Lion Air Crash: Indonesian Plane Carrying 186 And Two Babies Crashes Into Ocean 1Flight JT 610 was headed for Pangkal Pinang, in the Bangka Belitung Islands, when it lost contact. Rescuers have recovered some remains and there is no sign of survivors. The cause of the crash, involving a new plane in operation since August, remains unclear. Lion Air is Indonesia‘s largest low-cost carrier.Lion Air Crash: Indonesian Plane Carrying 186 And Two Babies Crashes Into Ocean 2The incident is reported to be the first major accident involving a Boeing 737 Max – an updated version of the 737.Lion Air Crash: Indonesian Plane Carrying 186 And Two Babies Crashes Into Ocean 3“The plane crashed into water about 30m to 40m deep,” Search and Rescue Agency spokesman Yusuf Latif told AFP news agency. “We’re still searching for the remains of the plane.”Lion Air Crash: Indonesian Plane Carrying 186 And Two Babies Crashes Into Ocean 4Rescuers have recovered body parts from the sea. Items believed to belong to passengers have also been found in the water, including baby shoes, ID cards and driver’s licences. “We need to find the main wreckage,” Bambang Suryo, operational director of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said. “I predict there are no survivors, based on body parts found so far.”At an earlier news conference, officials said the plane had been carrying 178 adults, one infant and two babies, as well as two pilots and six cabin crew.Lion Air Crash: Indonesian Plane Carrying 186 And Two Babies Crashes Into Ocean 5Photo Credit: Getty

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