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Aircraft with 189 passengers on board crashes in Indonesi


ANIMESH SRIVASTAVA 29/10/2018 11:14 AM
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New Delhi, Oct 29: Lion Air Passenger with 189 passengers on board crashed into the sea on Monday. The flight crashed when it was en route from Jakarta to the city of Pangal Pinang off the island of Sumatra.


The plane lost contact 13 minutes after the takeoff and a tugboat leaving the capital’s port had seen the Boeing 737 MAX 8 falling into the sea. Flight JT610 took off around 6:20 am and was scheduled to land at 7:20 am in the capital of the Bangka-Belitung tin mining hub


Spokesperson of Indonesian disaster agency  Sutopo Purwo Nugroho confirmed the news of crash by posting photos of the debris on Twitter including a crushed smartphone, books, bags and parts of aircraft which have been collected by the rescue vessels.


Edward Sirait, chief executive of Lion Air Group said, “We cannot give any comment at this moment and we are trying to collect information and data.”

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