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Lion Air plane crashes off Indonesia with 189 on board

Lion Air plane crashes off Indonesia with 189 on boardAn Indonesian Lion Air Boeing 737 carrying 189 people crashed into the sea on Monday. Rescuers have located debris, but they don't expect to find any survivors. The flight took off from Jakarta and was headed for an island off Sumatra. This is Indonesia's worst airline disaster since 2014 when an Air Asia plane crashed, killing 162 people. Ben Tracy reports.



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Lion Air passenger flight carrying 189 people crashes into sea in Indonesia

Lion Air passenger flight carrying 189 people crashes into sea in IndonesiaAn Indonesian aircraft with 189 people on board crashed into the sea on Monday as it tried to circle back to the capital, Jakarta, from where it had taken off minutes earlier, and there were likely no survivors, officials said.



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Lion Air passenger flight carrying 189 people crashes into sea in Indonesia

Lion Air passenger flight carrying 189 people crashes into sea in IndonesiaA Lion Air passenger flight carrying 189 passengers crashed into the sea on Monday, shortly after taking off from the capital Jakarta. The plane was heading to the city of Pangkal Pinang off the island of Sumatra when it  lost contact with air traffic control around 6.30 am (2330 GMT), 13 minutes after takeoff. "The plane had requested to return to base before finally disappearing from the radar," Sindu Rahayu, directorate general of Civil Aviation at the transport ministry, said. Lion Air said the aircraft, which was a brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8, was carrying 181 passengers, including one child and two babies, and eight crew members. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the rescue agency, tweeted photos of debris including a crushed smartphone, books, bags and parts of the aircraft fuselage that had been gathered by search and rescue vessels. Items believed to be from the wreckage of the Lion Air flight JT 610, recovered off the coast of Indonesia's Java island Credit: AFP Indonesian TV broadcast pictures of a fuel slick and debris field, while other debris thought to be from the plane, including aircraft seats, were reportedly found near an offshore refining facility. Distraught friends and relatives prayed and hugged each other as they waited at Pangkal Pinang's airport.  At the National Search and Rescue Agency headquarters in Jakarta, family members turned up, hoping desperately for news. Relatives of passengers comfort each other as they wait for news on a Lion Air plane that crashed off Java Island Credit: AP Feni, who uses a single name, said her soon to be married sister was on the flight, planning to meet relatives in Pangkal Pinang. "We are here to find any information about my younger sister, her fiance, her in-law to be and a friend of them," said Feni. "We don't have any information," she told Associated Press. "No one provided us with any information that we need. We're confused. We hope that our family is still alive." Relatives of passengers of Lion Air flight JT610 that crashed into the sea, cry at Depati Amir airport in Pangkal Pinang Credit: Reuters Indonesia's Finance Minister Sri Mulyani also arrived at the agency and met with its chief, seeking information about 20 finance ministry staff who were on the flight. An official of Indonesia's safety transport committee said the cause of the crash would not be known until the plane's cockpit voice recorder and data flight recorder were recovered. "We will collect all data from the control tower," Soerjanto Tjahjono said. "The plane is so modern, it transmits data from the plane and that we will review too. But the most important is the blackbox." An oil slick where Lion Air flight JT 610 reportedly crashed into the sea off the coast of Indonesia's Java island Credit: AFP The Flightradar website tracked the plane, showing it looping south on take-off and then heading north before the flight path ended abruptly over the Java Sea, not far from the coast. Preliminary flight tracking data from the website shows the aircraft climbed to around 5,000 feet (1,524 m) before losing, and then regaining, height, before finally falling towards the sea. It was last recorded at 3,650 feet (1,113 m) and its speed had increased to 345 knots, the site showed.  We're following reports that contact has been lost with Lion Air flight #JT610 shortly after takeoff from Jakarta. ADS-B data from the flight is available at t.co/zNM33cM0napic.twitter.com/NIU7iuCcFu— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) October 29, 2018 The search and rescue agency said the flight ended in waters off West Java that are 30 to 35 meters (98 to 115 feet) deep. The agency's chief Muhammad Syaugi told a news conference that divers were trying to locate the wreckage. Lion Air said the aircraft was airworthy and had only been in operation since August. Items believed to be from the wreckage of the Lion Air flight Credit: AFP Its pilot and co-pilot had together amassed 11,000 hours of flying time, the airline said in a statement. The accident is the first to be reported that involves the widely-sold Boeing 737 MAX, an updated, more fuel-efficient version of the manufacturer's workhorse single-aisle jet. The first Boeing 737 MAX jets were introduced into service in 2017. Boeing was aware of the reports and was "closely monitoring" the situation, its spokesman told Reuters.  A Boeing 737 MAX Credit: Reuters Indonesia relies heavily on air transport to connect its thousands of islands but has a poor aviation safety record and has suffered several fatal crashes in recent years. A 12-year-old boy was the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed eight people in mountainous eastern Indonesia in August. In August 2015, a commercial passenger aircraft operated by Indonesian carrier Trigana crashed in Papua due to bad weather, killing all 54 people on board.



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Wormhole? Nazi-Marked Plane Crashes Onto California Freeway, Bursts Into Flames

Wormhole? Nazi-Marked Plane Crashes Onto California Freeway, Bursts Into FlamesA vintage aircraft with some of the markings of Nazi Germany's Luftwaffe



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F-35 fighter jet crashes in South Carolina, pilot ejects

F-35 fighter jet crashes in South Carolina, pilot ejectsThe pilot, the only person aboard the craft, ejected safely and was being checked for injuries, said a Pentagon spokesman, adding that there were no other injuries. It was a Lockheed Martin F-35B, a short take-off/vertical landing version of the F-35, said a U.S. military official, speaking on condition of anonymity. It was the first crash of an F-35 fighter jet since they became operational in 2006, said another military official, also speaking on the condition of anonymity.



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F-35 stealth fighter crashes for the first time

F-35 stealth fighter crashes for the first timeA US F-35 stealth fighter plane was completely destroyed in a crash during training on Friday, officials said. The Marine Corps said in a statement that a Marine Corps F-35 had crashed around 11:45 am (1615 GMT) outside Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina. The Air Force and Navy have their own models.



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Passengers safe after Air Niugini flight crashes into sea in Micronesia

Passengers safe after Air Niugini flight crashes into sea in MicronesiaA flotilla of small boats rescued all 47 passengers and crew from an Air Niugini flight that crashed into the sea short of the runway at an airport in the tiny South Pacific nation of Micronesia on Friday, the airport’s manager said. “It was supposed to land but instead of landing it was 150 yards short and she went down,” Jimmy Emilio, general manager of Chuuk Airport at Weno in Micronesia, told Reuters by telephone. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft hit the lagoon surrounding the small island about 9.30 a.m. local time (2330 GMT Thursday), Emilio said.



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Small plane crashes on Phoenix street; pilot, passenger dead

Small plane crashes on Phoenix street; pilot, passenger deadPHOENIX (AP) — A homemade plane crashed in a Phoenix intersection Monday, killing the pilot and the sole passenger, authorities said.



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Man crashes plane into own house after argument with wife

Man crashes plane into own house after argument with wifeA professional pilot has died after crashing a plane into his own house following an argument with his wife. Duane Youd flew the Cessna Citation jet into his £500,000 home in Payson, Utah. The 47-year-old is reported to have taken the drastic course of action on Monday hours after being arrested for domestic assault.



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'Beebo Was Loved By Everyone.' Family Left Heartbroken After Airline Worker Steals and Crashes Plane

'Beebo Was Loved By Everyone.' Family Left Heartbroken After Airline Worker Steals and Crashes Plane29-year-old Richard B. Russell was an employee of Horizon Air



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