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Lion Air tragedy: Indonesian passenger plane crashes into sea off Jakarta

Indonesian Lion Air jet crashed after takeoff from Jakarta

A Boeing 737 Max 8 plane belonging to Indonesia’s Lion Air crashed about 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta airport. Lion Air flight JT-610 lost contact with air traffic controllers soon after becoming airborne. The flight was en route to Pangkalpinang, and reportedly had 189 people onboard. See the images of search operation at the crash site.