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.
After the Lion Air flight carrying 189 passengers crashed into the sea on Monday morning, rescue officials said that there are not expecting any survivors. The pilot, an Indian died in the crash, confirmed the Indian Embassy in Jakarta. The flight that took off from Jakarta to the city of Pangkal Pinang off the island of Sumatra crashed into the sea minutes later. A tugboat leaving the capital’s port had seen the craft falling. An official of Indonesia’s safety transport committee said he could not confirm the cause of the crash, which would have to wait until the recovery of the plane’s black boxes, as the cockpit voice recorder and data flight recorder are known. Read more