Indonesia: aircraft of Lion Air crashed into the sea after take-off
No survivors of the B-737 MAX 8 among which it seems an Italian -VIDEO
This morning a Boeing B-737 MAX 8 aircraft -registration PK-LQP- of Lion Air operating on the route between Jakarta and Pangkal -flight JT610- crashed shortly after taking off from the Indonesian capital's International Airport. On board the aircraft there were about 189 people -including an Italian- presumably all dead when the plane impacted with the sea surface west of Java, where the armed forces divers are working to try and identify the wreck that should be between 30 and 35 meters deep.
The causes of the accident that took place on a new aircraft remain unknown, as it was delivered in August. Boeing spokesman Paul Lewis said the US company is "closely monitoring the solution". Undoubtedly it will be involved in the investigation to find out what caused the plane crash, even if the aircraft had been checked Sunday night for a problem and the technicians had given the green light to take off. It will be necessary to check whether the defect at the B-737 MAX 8 has actually been resolved or if it has fallen for another reason.
Below, the rescue:
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency