Lion Air Flight The JT 610 transported 181 passengers, as well as six crew members and two pilots, when it…
Lion Air Flight The JT 610 transported 181 passengers, as well as six crew members and two pilots, when it disappeared from radar during a short flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang on Monday morning, according to Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency (SAR).
The aircraft, a new Boeing 737 MAX 8, resigned from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangierang, Greater Jakarta at 6.21 local time, and had landed around 7:30 am in Pangkal Pinan, the largest city on the Indonesian island of Bangka.
Indonesian finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said there were 20 officials aboard who returned to their services in Pangkal Pinang after spending the weekend with their families in Jakarta for a holiday.
Debris, life jackets and cell phones have been discovered in the waters two nautical miles from the coordinates identified as the crash site, SAR officials said. The crash has not yet been found.
Boats, a helicopter and 250 rescuers, including divers, worked at the crash site, about 34 nautical miles northeast of the coast near Jakarta in the Javahavet. The frogs search in water up to 35 meters deep.
Photos have been released by Indonesia’s Disaster Relief Bureau, which shows officials investigating what appears to be junk from the planet. Video shows an oil light on the supposed site of the crash.
Authorities said they are still trying to find the emergency broadcasters that are currently not transmitting.
Former accident investigator Alan Diehl told CNN that it appears that the accident occurred after a “sudden departure from controlled flights.”
“Air security investigators will look at four major categories – mechanically human, weather and criminal. It now seems that weather is not a factor but other than it’s all on the table.
“It’s obvious that if you have an emergency you must focus on troubleshooting first and solve the problem so that you do not have much time to talk with the controls. The fact that they had enough time to tell them they would return, that’s important.
“The fragmented floating junk suggests that it will probably not be a rescue effort, but they should certainly be able to recover the black boxes quite quickly.”
The aircraft ] is seen last in the radar at. 6.22 at 2,500 to 3,000 feet, said Soerjanto Tjahjono, Head of NTSC (National Transport Safety Committee). Australian air traffic officials were asked to get help but could not detect the aircraft.
A spokesman for the low cost airline confirmed CNN affiliate CNN Indonesia that it had lost contact with the flight shortly after launch. The flight was recorded last in the Thousands region, an archipelago north of Jakarta.
The search team works with the assumption that the planet has fallen and is expected to use equipment to attempt to detect an underwater locator.  Lion Air acquired the Boeing 737 MAX 8 in August 2018 and it had only flown 800 hours, Tjahjono said.
Boeing, the aircraft manufacturer, released a statement saying that the company was “deeply sad” through the loss of JT 610 flight.
“We express our concern for those on board and extend heartfelt sympathy to their families and dear, The statement.
The 737 MAX 8 is one of the latest versions of a jet introduced in 1967. Over 10,000 737s have been manufactured, making it the best-selling jetlines all the time.
The MAX versions of the 737- the speech is diluted for its LEAP jet engines as Boeing says “redefine the future of efficient and environmentally friendly air travel.”
In its statement, Boeing said it was ready to provide technical assistance to accident investigators and that all questions about the incident should be directed to Indonesia National Transport Safety Committee (NTSC).
Lion Air said that Captain JT 610, Bhavye Suneja, had more than 6,000 flight hours and his copilot, called Harvino, was more than 5000. It was said that the planet had been declared “operationally feasible.”
Three of the crew were undergoing training, said the statement.
According to the Air Safety Network, the airline was added to the EU Black List of Forbidden Transporters in July 2007 and removed from the list in June 2016.
Edi Amin in Hong Kong contributed to this report.