Indonesia: Plane carrying 188 people crashes few minutes after taking off

  • Lion Air Boeing Aircraft carrying 188 people crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia, in the morning. The passenger plane was carrying 188 people and was going to the city of Pangkal Pinang off the island of Sumatra. As per reports, the plane lost contact with the air-traffic controller at 6:33 am in the morning just 13 minutes after taking off. There were 178 adult passengers, five flight attendants, two pilots, two babies and one child on board.

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