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By Alex Johnson
A brand new Lion Air Boeing 737 with 189 passengers and crew crashed in the ocean
] There was no immediate confirmation of accidents.
The National News Agency Antara said Flight JT610 was reported missing 13 minutes after it began at 6:20 pm (19:20 ET Sunday) for Pangkal Pinang, the capital of Sumatran Island Bangka-Belitung.
Family members of passengers aboard a crashed Indonesian Lion Air Jet mourning at Hadi Sutrisno / AFP – Getty Images
“It has been confirmed that the plane crashed in Tanjung Kerawang- water “in western Java province, Erzaldi Rosman Djohan, governor of Bangka Belitung, at a press conference. [1 9659009] Overseas ships reported to find personal objects and debris in the water.
Antara said the planet had 189 people – 178 adult passengers, three infants, six crew members and two pilots. The authorities had originally said that 188 people had been on board.
Before the authorities lost contact with the Boeing 737 MAX 8, it requested permission to return to Jakarta for what Antara described as merely a “problem”.
Planet PK-LQP, delivered to the airline in August.
A spokeswoman for CFM International, the manufacturer of the two LEAP-1B engines of the planet, confirmed NBC News that the company had reported that the planet missing.
Boeing Co. said in a statement that it is ready to provide technical assistance to the accident investigation.
“Boeing Company is deeply saddened by the loss of Flight JT 610,” said the statement. “We express our concern for them aboard and extend heartfelt sympathy to their families and dear.”
Lion Air Group said it had no Immediate comment.
The Indonesian Navy is involved in the search for junk. “We ship a number of warships and navy personnel,” said Navy spokesman Colonel M Zaenal according to Antara. “To detect the presence of objects in the water, we mobilized a diving team from First Fleet Command and Naval Base III. “
Ryan Ruggiero, Jay Blackman and Alastair Jamieson contributed.