189 Passengers Feared Dead As Air Plane Crashes In Indonesia

Lion Airplane

A Lion Air plane crashed into the Java Sea on Monday, likely killing all 189 people aboard.

Flight 610 took off from Jakarta at 6:21 a.m. local time and was heading to Pangkal Pinang when, just minutes into the Indonesian flight, it asked to turn around, The New York Times reported.

“Then we lost contact,” Indonesian air navigation spokesman Yohanes Sirait said, according to the newspaper. “It was very quick, maybe around one minute.”

The plane was transporting three children and at least 20 employees of Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance, among the passengers. Captain Bhavye Suneja had flown for 6,000 hours, while copilot Harvino had flown for 5,000, Lion Air said in a statement, according to CNN.

In another statement shared on Lion Air’s website, the airline revealed that “90 people from the affected families have been flown to Jakarta from various states with accommodations provided in Hotel Ibis Cawang, East Jakarta.

“The information center has been set up at the same hotel as well to ease the hassle of traveling to the post in Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport. 76 more family members are anticipated to arrive tonight.”

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