Indonesia Lion Air flight crashes: The Lion Air flight lost contact 13 minutes after takeoff, according to the official. The jet was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, according to air tracking service Flightradar 24.
Lion Air passenger flight that went missing after takeoff on Monday, crashed into the sea, Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said. A total of 188 passengers and crew were onboard the flight, AP reported. The flight that took off from Jakarta to the city of Pangkal Pinang off the island of Sumatra crashed into the sea, Indonesia said. It also added that a tugboat leaving the capital’s port had seen the craft falling. “It has been confirmed that it has crashed,” Yusuf Latif, a spokesman for the agency, said by text message when asked about the fate of the Lion Air plane.
The plane lost contact 13 minutes after takeoff, according to the official. The jet was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, according to air tracking service Flightradar 24. “We cannot give any comment at this moment, said Edward Sirait, chief executive of Lion Air Group. “We are trying to collect all the information and data.”