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    Lion Air's jet Boeing 737-800 with 185 passengers and crew aboard went off radars 13 minutes after takeoff from Jakarta's airport and crashed into the sea presumably at the Indonesian western coast. The company has stated that the plane was fault-free.

    The crashed Boeing was made in 2018 and has been operated by the company since August 15, 2018, according to the Lion Air carrier statement. The plane's captain had over 6,000 flight hours, while his co-pilot had over 5,000 hours, the statement read.

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      "Representatives [from] FAA and NTSB are participating in the investigation at the invitation of the Indonesian government," Lynn said.

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    • 19:11

      US State Department Unaware of Any US Citizens Among Victims of Plane Crash

      "We are aware of the accident involving Lion Air flight JT610 and are in contact with Indonesian authorities and the airline," the spokesperson told Sputnik. "At this time, we are not aware of any US citizens on board."

    • 19:05

      Italian National Who Died in the Plane Crash is Former Bardiani-CSF Cyclist

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    • 18:14

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    • 17:15

      An Italian National Dies in Boeing Crash, Reports Say

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    • 15:09

      Operation Launched to Search for the Crashed Boeing Will Last All Night

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    • 14:56

      Some Lion Air's Pilots Reportedly Used Meth a Number of Times That Led to Arrests, Investigations

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    • 14:35

      Chinese Company Owned the Crashed Plane, the Official China News Service Reported

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    • 12:44

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    • 14:16

      Indonesian Insurance Agency Will Pay Compensations to Families of Victims of the Recent Crash

    • 14:13

      Indonesian Lion Air Suspended Talks on Supplies of Boeing 737 Max 8 After Plane Crash

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    • 12:25

      Putin Expresses Condolences to Indonesian President Over Lion Air Plane Crash

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    • 12:03

      Six bodies have been recovered from the site of a Lion Air Boeing 737 plane crash

      "Six dead from the Lion Air Boeing 737 crash have arrived at Tanjung Priok harbor," a spokesman of Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) told Sputnik.

      The agency, in a statement issued on Monday, said that the Lion Air plane had not emitted a distress signal just before the crash so the Medium Earth Orbit Local User Terminal, which transmits distress beacon alerts over satellite systems to the national search and rescue authority, could not inform BASARNAS as the crash happened.

      "What is certain, when the plane fell, the Emergency Local Transmitter (ELT) beacon on the plane did not emit a distress signal. Thus, the crash of the plane was not monitored by the Medium Earth Orbit Local User Terminal (MEO LUT) at the BASARNAS Headquarters," the statement read.

      Indonesian authorities have commenced search and rescue operations off the West Java coast. According to the BASARNAS spokesman, the search and rescue operations will last for seven days, unless all of the bodies are recovered before this time elapses.

      Divers from a BASARNAS special rescue team had earlier in the day recovered one body after the plane's crash with plans to transport it to the RSUD Karawang hospital.

    • 12:00

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    • 11:35

      Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to the Indonesian president over the Lion Air plane crash.

    • 11:25

      Indonesian President Joko Widodo expressed his condolences to the families of those killed in the plane crash.

    • 11:13

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    • 11:12

      Captain Bhavye Suneja had been working at Lion Air since March 2011.

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    • 10:47

      The fuel tank from the crash site of the Lion Air plane was recovered; it had broken due to an explosion, Indonesia's search and rescue agency said in a statement.

      A fuel tank from the Lion Air carrier's plane, which crashed off the Indonesian coast on Monday morning, has been recovered broken and exploded, a spokesperson for Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) told Sputnik.

      "Nobody survived. The fuel tank has been recovered broken and exploded. Above the fuel tank there is a leak," the spokesperson said.

    • 10:44
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    • 10:37

      The Indonesian Navy sent warships to the Boeing 737-800 crash site.

    • 09:47

      According to the company's chief executive, the Lion Air plane that crashed into the sea had experienced a technical problem during a previous flight, but it had been resolved according to procedure.

      According to the Strait Times newspaper, the technical problems had been detected during the Boeing 737's flight from Denpasar to Jakarta on Sunday night, but they had been resolved before the plane took off on Monday morning.

    • 09:46

      A spokesperson from Basarnas, Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency, said that the Lion Air crash off Indonesia's coast had no survivors.

      "There are no survivors of the Lion Air Boeing 737 crash," a spokesperson for Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) told Sputnik.

    • 09:39

      The Ministry of Finance of Indonesia confirmed that there were 20 government officials on board the aircraft.

      According to the Jakarta Post newspaper, the ministry's spokesperson, Nufransa Wira Sakti, said officials from the country's public assets service (KPKNL) and the treasury (KPPN) were among the passengers of the crashed plane.

    • 09:38

      One dead body has been found in the wake of Indonesia's plane crash, according to the nation's search and rescue agency spokesperson.

      The Search and Rescue of the Indonesian city of Pangkal Pinang, located on the Bangka Island, told Sputnik on Monday that one dead body was found and recovered at the site of the Lion Air plane crash in the sea near Indonesia's Java.

      "One dead body found and recovered," the spokesperson said.

       

    • 09:21

      Relatives of passengers gathered at Pankalpinang Airport.

    • 09:02

      Divers are preparing to explore the area of the crash site.

    • 08:54

      The wreckage is located at a depth of 30-40 meters, according to the head of the National Transport Safety Committee of Indonesia.

    • 08:54

      The plane was a Boeing 737-800 operated by Lion Air; its captain's name was Bhavye Suneja.

    • 08:44

      Boeing is ready to provide technical assistance in the investigation of the wreckage of the plane which crashed off the coast of Indonesia, the company said in a statement.

      "Boeing stands ready to provide technical assistance to the accident investigation. In accordance with international protocol, all inquiries about aviation accident investigations must be directed to the Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC)," the company said in a statement.

    • 08:33
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