Human remains recovered from Lion Air plane crash

Human remains recovered from Lion Air plane crash

Indian man Bhavye Suneja was the captain of the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT610 that crashed on Monday, killing 188 persons onboard.

Indonesia's disaster agency posted photos online of a crushed smartphone, books, bags and parts of the Lion Air jet's fuselage that had been collected by search and rescue vessels.

Malindo Air, a Malaysian subsidiary of Lion Air, was the first airline to begin using the 737 Max 8 previous year.

There were also other accidents involving its aircraft, include an incident in August 2013, when a Lion Air Boeing 737-800 from Makassar to Gorontalo with 117 passengers and crew on board, hit a cow while landing at Jalaluddin Airport and veered off the runway.

Lion Air Group said it had no immediate comment.

The Lion Air, Flight JT610 had just left the Indonesian capital on the morning of Monday, October 29 at 6.20am bound for Pangkal Pinang where it was expected to land at 7.20am.

The greater fuel efficiency of the aircraft allows it to fly for seven hours, which opens up "new and exciting destinations" for passengers of SilkAir, the airline had said then.

He also shared a video he said had been taken from a tugboat off Karawang, just east of Jakarta, which appeared to show floating debris and an oil slick.

The country's carriers have in the past faced years-long bans from entering European Union and U.S. airspace over their safety records.

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The Lion Air aircraft crashed about 13 minutes after taking off for Indonesia.

An air transport official, Novie Riyanto, said the flight was cleared to return to Jakarta after the pilot made a "return to base" request two to three minutes after taking off. Lion Air spokesman Danang Mandala Prihantoro said "we can confirm that one of our flights has lost contact, its position cannot be ascertained yet".

"We have located the debris about 2 nautical miles [3.7 kilometers] south of where contact with the plane was lost", he said. There was a report of a technical issue which had been resolved according to procedure.

All 189 passenger and crew aboard a crashed Indonesian jet were "likely" killed in the accident, Indonesia's search and rescue agency said Monday, as it announced it had found human remains.

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Lion Air's Malaysian subsidiary, Malindo Air, received the very first global delivery.

Lion Air is Indonesia's largest low-priced carrier, dominating more than 40 per cent of the market.

The European Union barred Indonesian airlines from flying to Europe in 2007 over to safety concerns.

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