Plane carrying 188 people crashes after take-off

29 October, 2018, 20:00 | Author: Gerard Cortez
  • Lion Air

The search and rescue agency said the flight ended in waters off West Java that are 30 to 35 metres deep.

Lion Air, a low-priced carrier, has a spotty safety record, with a number of incidents over the years, including a crash landing at sea in April 2013 that remarkably resulted in no deaths or serious injuries. Next of kin have gathered at Pangkal Pinang airport to get the latest updates, CBS News has learned. Rescuers have recovered some bodies and personal items, including baby shoes.

"We need to find the main wreckage", Bambang Suryo, operational director of the agency, told reporters. "I predict there are no survivors, based on body parts found so far".

That gridlock likely saved Setiawan's life as officials warned it was unlikely anyone would have survived such a crash.

On a request by the pilot to return to base shortly after take off, Sirait said Lion Air was still trying to verify the information.

"We don't know yet whether there are any survivors", Syaugi told a press conference.

Sony Setiawan was due to board the ill-fated Boeing-737 MAX but was held up on his commute to Soekarno-Hatta airport by Jakartas notorious traffic congestion.

Lion Air, in its statement said that the Suneja had 6,000 flight hours and the co-pilot more than 5,000 flight hours. It is not known if the aircraft is heading to New Zealand airlines. The vice president of a leading airline in India that operates Boeing 737 said Suneja was considering returning to India.

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In a statement, a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson told news.com.au it was "aware of reports of the missing Lion Air aircraft in Indonesia".

Three of the crew on board were trainee flight attendants and one was a technician. The aircraft made a climbing left-hand turn after takeoff. It is a single aisle plane used for short-haul travel.

The MAX 8 has a top capacity of 178 to 200 passengers, depending on the configuration of the first-class cabin, according to Boeing. The plane was a Boeing Co.

Incidentally, Lion Air was removed from the European Union's air safety blacklist in June 2016.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said 198 people were on board.

Before Monday's crash, the airline had not reported a fatal accident since 2004, when 25 people died after the DC-9 they were on, crashed amid heavy rain at Solo City in central Java.

But while his friends battled their way through Jakarta's daily congestion to make the flight, Sony found himself stuck on a toll road for hours.

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