Lion Air passenger plane crashes after taking off from Jakarta

Lion Air flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang goes missing 13 minutes after take-off search underway

The flight that took off from Jakarta to the city of Pangkal Pinang off the island of Sumatra crashed into the sea, the agency said. As of 9 a.m. there was no report about passengers or the plane crew, he said.

Relatives of passengers of Lion Air flight JT610 that crashed into the sea, cry at Depati Amir airport in Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia, October 29, 2018.

Indonesia's search and rescue agency is set to hold a briefing at 10 AM. "We have forwarded the information to search and rescue teams", AirNav Indonesia spokesman Yohanes Harry Douglas said in a statement.

Debris, including plane seats, have been found near its offshore facility in Java sea, Indonesia energy firm Pertamina official said.

Lion Air flight JT-610 lost contact with authorities at 6.33am, 13 minutes after take-off, according to The Straits Times. "We hope, we pray, but we can not confirm".

Pochettino: Spurs' hopes now slim but not Lloris' fault
He has scored one goal and his recovery from injury could be a result of muscle fatigue from featuring at the World Cup. Dele Alli is close to signing a new long-term contract at Tottenham, Sky Sports News understands.

The plane is believed to be a Boeing 737-Max 8 which can carry up to 210 passengers plus crew.

Lion Air's Malaysian subsidiary, Malindo Air, received the very first global delivery.

Indonesia, a vast archipelago, is heavily reliant on air travel, but many of its airlines have a poor safety record.

A Lion Air commercial plane arrives at the Mutiara Sis Al Jufri airport in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 7, 2018, following the September 28 quake and tsunami.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Microsoft to keep working with US military, despite concerns
Oct 29, 2018 - 06:33
Microsoft isn't the only tech giant to forge ahead with military contracts, regardless of the controversies they evoke. Microsoft president Brad Smith agrees.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top OnePlus 6T images, specifications leaked days ahead of the announcement
Oct 29, 2018 - 03:06
The company had also scheduled a simultaneous launch event in New Delhi on October 30 but did not reschedule it for October 29 . Gadgets reports that the display of the OnePlus 6T has an 86% screen-to-body ratio and it gets Gorilla Glass 6.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top What to Expect From Apple's October Mac Event
Oct 29, 2018 - 02:05
Rather than hosting the press in California as it usually does, Apple is coming right to PCMag's backyard here in New York City . Even better, thanks to its beefy internals, the iPad Pro would be able to output 4K HDR video to an external monitor over USB-C.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Royals Harry and Meghan to visit New Zealand on 4-day tour
Oct 29, 2018 - 01:44
Members of the New Zealand Defence Force performed a haka, a traditional dance, and a 21-gun salute rang out to mark the occasion. Many have noticed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have broken a set of royal protocols, but more importantly their body language.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Leicester City owner's helicopter crashes outside stadium after match
Oct 28, 2018 - 03:07
Emergency services were quickly on the scene after Srivaddhanaprabha's chopper went down on a carpark outside the stadium. Srivaddhanaprabha, who owns the King Power company, bought Leicester in 2010 and became chairman the following February.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Glen Hoddle in hospital after falling ill at BT Sport studio
Oct 28, 2018 - 03:04
Hoddle is credited with playing a significant role in the transformation of Chelsea into one of Europe's leading clubs. Earlier today a BT Sport spokesman told MailOnline: 'Earlier today Glenn Hoddle was taken ill at the BT Sport studio.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Eight students stabbed with syringe in school 'prank'
Oct 28, 2018 - 02:22
Eight teenagers are undergoing tests after being pricked with a needle at their Western Sydney high school. Several ambulances were called to Plumpton High School on Thursday following reports of a stabbing.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russia Claims US Led Drones Toward Russian Base in Syria
Oct 28, 2018 - 02:14
It goes without saying nobody should have any doubts that our military specialists will carry out proper analysis and make the required conclusions", Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said according to the Russian News Agency.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NBC Cancels Megyn Kelly's 'Today' Show | HuffPost Canada
Oct 27, 2018 - 04:29
In a statement of her own, Hall said "the last 10 years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, and I'm grateful". At the same time, her former association with Fox caused some NBC colleagues and viewers to regard her with suspicion.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bad Santa! Amazon shares tumble after disappointing Christmas forecast
Oct 27, 2018 - 03:19
Overall revenue rose 21 percent to $33.74 billion, missing analysts' estimate by about $310 million, according to Refinitiv data. The Street wanted to hear $73.79 billion, but Amazon forecast between $66.5 billion and $72.5 billion.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Everson Griffen To Resume Activities With Vikings
Oct 27, 2018 - 03:14
Griffen has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the past three seasons, and he had a career-high 13 sacks in 2017. Though Griffen's reintegration with the defense will be gradual, his welcome by the team was not.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Australia v Pakistan: Tourists annihilated after 'embarrassing' batting collapse records unwanted record
Oct 27, 2018 - 03:12
For Pakistan , they'll have fewer selection considerations to make ahead of the second T20I at Dubai on Friday if any at all. It did not stop there as Australia slipped to 22 for 6 in the sixth over and the Abu Dhabi crowd went insane .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple chief pushes for US privacy law to stop "weaponizing" data
Oct 27, 2018 - 03:04
They should be allowed to access whatever data was collected and they should be assured that such data was held in a secure setup. He also called for regulations and laws similar to the GDPR in the United States and the rest of the world.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Royal Tour: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Tonga
Oct 27, 2018 - 02:04
The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry says he and the Duchess, Meghan Markle look forward to returning to Fiji in the future. This fact came to light with the introduction of a new Windsor Castle exhibition highlighting the royal wedding.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Multiple people shot, at least 1 reportedly dead at Kentucky Kroger
Oct 26, 2018 - 01:47
Jeffersontown Police Chief Sam Rogers confirmed the deaths, saying one fatality was inside the Kroger store and the other outside. Video taken by a store owner showed the suspect wandering around the parking lot as bystanders shouted his location to police.