[BREAKING] 'Missing' Indonesian Lion Air Plane Found Crashed Into The Java Sea

Relatives of passengers comfort each other as they wait for news on a Lion Air plane that crashed off Java Island at Depati Amir Airport in Pangkal Pinang Indonesia Monday Oct. 29,2018

A passenger plane travelling from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang in Indonesia has crashed into the sea, according to the country's search and rescue agency. "We hope, we pray, but we can not confirm". We are now still trying to dive to find the aircraft.

"We don't know yet whether there are any survivors", Mr Syaugi said.

"At the moment personnel from Karawang water police unit are heading to the coordinates to check whether the information we received was accurate", Waluyo told broadcaster Kompas TV. "We're confused. We hope that our family is still alive", she said. The finance ministry said around 20 of its employees were on the plane.

The aircraft is reportedly a Boeing-737 Max 8, capable of seating up to 210 passengers.

As per his Linkedin profile, Suneja got his pilot license from Bel Air International in 2009 and worked as a trainee with Emirates before joining Lion Air in March 2011 where he flied the Boeing 737. The Max 8 replaced the similar 800 in the Chicago-based planemaker's product line.

The Boeing 737 MAX was bound for Pangkal Pinang where it was expected to land at 7.20am.

The weather at the time of the crash was clear.

Indonesia's Transport Ministry said the plane took off from Jakarta about 6.20 a.m. and crashed just 13 minutes later. The preliminary data shows an increase in speed and decrease in altitude at last transmission. The aircraft was on the way from Indonesian capital Jakarta to the city of Pangkal Pinang.

The last major accident in Indonesia was in December 2014 when AirAsia Indonesia's Airbus A320 aircraft crashed into the waters after taking off from Surabaya to Singapore with 162 people on board. The flight was carrying around 188 people, reported BBC.

The European Union barred Indonesian airlines from flying to Europe in 2007 due to safety concerns. The ban was completely lifted in June this year. The U.S. lifted a decadelong ban in 2016.

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

There were also other accidents involving its aircraft, include an incident in August 2013, when a Lion Air Boeing 737-800 from Makassar to Gorontalo with 117 passengers and crew on board, hit a cow while landing at Jalaluddin Airport and veered off the runway.

A Boeing 737 passenger plane has crashed after taking off from Jakarta's global airport, with 188 people feared dead.

Lion Air was set up 1999 and is a privatey owned based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

A Lion Air jet carrying 189 people crashed in the Java Sea off Indonesia, in potentially the worst commercial aviation disaster in three years.

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