LION AIR FLIGHT JT-610 HAS CRASHED EN ROUTE FROM JAKARTA TO PANGKAL PINANG
Indonesia’s Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) says that it has located the debris of Lion Air flight JT-610, which was confirmed to have crashed this morning, in the waters of Karawang Bay off the coast of West Java.
“Yes, they have been found around the Karawan Bay area,” Basarnas Spokesperson Yusuf told CNN Indonesia this morning.
National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho shared a video and several photos on Twitter showing the plane’s debris submerged in water as well as some items, including what looks to be passenger belongings, that have been recovered by boats that happened to be in the area of the crash.
As confirmed by Indonesia’s Aviation Agency, the aircraft was carrying 188 people, consisting of 178 adult passengers, one child and two infants, as well as two pilots and five air crew members.
There are no reports yet of any survivors.
JT-610, which departed from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport at 6:20am and was scheduled to arrive in Pangkal Pinang at 7:20am, slipped off the radar around 13 minutes after take-off.
The Aviation Agency also says the flight’s pilot requested to return to Soekarno-Hatta shortly after take off before communications were lost with the plane.
Basarnas is due to hold its first press conference within the next couple of hours to convey the results of their search and rescue operation.
source : https://coconuts.co/jakarta/news/crashed-lion-air-jt-610-located-sea-status-188-passengers-still-unconfirmed/?fbclid=IwAR0D420JKCK9O6zBWbyVM36nZYWtZymjMoIwKMI2L-gytH_NbfH77v9fsGY
"We take deep condolence for tragedy of the Lion Air JT-610 accident.
Hopefully the victim's family will be given the fortitude to face this tragedy."