Jakarta: A Lion Air flight with around 188 people on board is believed to crashed and sunk into the sea off Indonesia’s island of Java on Monday.
Indonesian search and rescue agency said the Lion Air flight, JT61 shortly after take off from the capital lost contact within 13 minutes . It is reported that a tug boat has seen the craft falling into the sea.
“It has been confirmed that it has crashed,” Yusuf Latif, said by text message.The Boeing 737 MAX 8.has been crashed and this is successfully identified by air tracking service Flightradar 24.
Debris and wreckage of the plane was found near offshore where the control tower lost track of the airplane. It was thought that these are the artifacts of the plane because some of the debris identified as aircraft seats.
Flight JT610 took off around 6.20 a.m. and was due to have landed in the tin-mining region of Bangkok at 7:20 a.m.
Fight tracking data from Flightradar24 aircraft service shows the aircraft reached the height of around 5,000 feet (1,524 m) before losing, and then regained height, before finally falling towards the sea.
Its last recorded position was about 15 km (9 miles) north of the Indonesian coastline, according to the Air controller radar.
No dead body is yet recovered and the exact position of the plane is still a mystery.