Aviation crash JT610 flight: a Boeing 737 MAX 8 Lion Air crashed into the sea
We start the week with sad news. The collapse of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 Lion Air, which operates the JT610 flight, was confirmed. The plane crash happened shortly after the plane took off from Jakarta.
This week's debut comes with sad news for the aviation world. The collapse of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 Lion Air, which operates the JT610 flight, was confirmed. The plane crash happened shortly after the plane took off from Jakarta. The flight was operated to Pangkal Pinang, the main city of Bangka Belitung Islands.
Traffic controllers lost contact with the aircraft shortly after takeoff, specifically at 13 minutes. There are rumors saying the pilot would have asked to return to Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta.
Aviation crash JT610
The officials responsible for the search of the plane said that it crashed into deep water from 30-40 meters. Several teams are looking for the remnants of the plane, model 737 MAX 8. Several pictures were presented on board a tugboat, in which several remains are seen.
At a press conference, which took place immediately after the accident occurred, officials said that 178 of adults, one child, 2 children and 8 crew members would be on board. However, there are conflicting reports on the number of people on board. It is not yet clear whether they are survivors.
The crashed aircraft is a Boeing 737 MAX 8 model, indicative of PK-LQP. It was manufactured in 2018 and delivered to Lion Air on 13 in August. It is a single-aisle model, dedicated to short and medium flights. The propulsion is provided by 2 CFMI LEAP-1B engines. In a one-class configuration, it can carry up to 210 passengers.
This is the first Boeing 737 MAX crashed.
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