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Indonesia says that Lion Air flights from Jakarta to Sumatra crashed

Indonesia's rescue service said on Monday that a flight from Lion Air passengers from Jakarta, the capital, to the city…

Indonesia’s rescue service said on Monday that a flight from Lion Air passengers from Jakarta, the capital, to the city of Pangkal Pinang outside Sumatra had crashed into the ocean.

There was no immediate word for death or injury. The flight was with 188 people, including crew.

“It has been confirmed that it has crashed,” said Yusuf Latif, a spokesman for the National Search and Rescue Service, by text message when asked about the Lion’s Destiny Aircraft. The plane lost contact 13 minutes after starting, according to the official.

“We can confirm that one of our flights has lost contact,” said Lion Air spokesman Danang Mandala Prihantoro. “Its position can not be determined yet.”

Debris believed to be off the plane, including aircraft seats, was found close to an offshore refining, an official from Pertamina state-owned government told Reuters.

Wreckage was found close to where the Lion Air plane lost contact with air traffic officers on the ground, “said Muhmmad Syaugi, chief of search and rescue services.

Jeten was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, according to Flightradar 24 flight tracking service.

“We can not comment now,” said Edward Sirait, chief of the Lion Air Group. ” We try to gather all information and data. “

Lion Air is one of Indonesia’s youngest and largest airlines flying to dozens of national and international destinations.

In 2013, one of its Boeing 737-800 railways failed on the runway while landing at Bali resort and crashing into the ocean without causing a death of 108 people on board.

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