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29 Oct 2018 | 09:25 AM UTC

Indonesia: Lion Air flight crashes into sea near Jakarta October 29

Indonesia News Alert

A Lion Air (Indonesian low-cost airline) flight crashes into the sea October 29 near Jakarta; ongoing search and rescue operations

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/29/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/31/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jakarta). COUNTRY/REGION Indonesia

Event

A Lion Air commercial flight crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta International Airport (CGK) at 06:33 (local time) Monday, October 29. The plane was headed to Pangkal Pinang (Bangka Belitung Islands province, Sumatra) and lost contact with the authorities 13 minutes into the flight. Some 189 people were on board. As of yet, no survivors have been identified and the cause of the crash is under investigation. Search and rescue operations are currently ongoing.

 

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