Indonesian plane crash

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A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane with 188 people on board has crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

It lost contact with ground control a few minutes after take-off, and is believed to have ended up underwater. It is unclear if there are survivors.

The plane was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, a brand new type of aircraft.

It was only meant to be a short flight of one hour between Jarkata and Pangkal Pinang. But 13 minutes into the flight authorities lost contact with the plane.

Search and rescue teams are scouring the sea where the plane is thought to have crashed. Items believed to belong to passengers have been found in the water, including ID cards and driver’s licences.

27 Responses

  1. The reason of this crash was a system failure which Boeing did not overlook, resulting in the crash. Sorry if I sound a bit smarty pants. I’m not, I’m just a aviation guy.

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