Indonesia’s Lion Air Flight JT610 had technical problem in previous flight

Indonesia’s Lion Air Flight JT610 had technical problem in previous flight

Indonesia’s Lion Air Flight JT610 had technical problem in previous flight

Lion Air said today that Suneja had 6,000 flight hours, and that his Indonesian co-pilot Harvino had more than 5,000.

In 2013, Lion Air flight 904 crashed into the sea on landing at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport. Malindo Air, a Malaysian subsidiary of Jakarta-based Lion Air, was the first airline to being using the 737 Max 8 past year. He wasn't more specific but said the problem on the earlier flight would be part of the investigation of Monday's crash.

The effort to find the wreckage and retrieve the black boxes represents a major challenge for investigators in Indonesia, where an AirAsia Airbus jet crashed in the Java Sea in December 2015.

A plane has reportedly crashed near Jakarta minutes after takeoff. The aircraft was on the way from Indonesian capital Jakarta to the city of Pangkal Pinang.

The plane crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in Indonesia.

Local media reported the pilots requested a return to Jakarta before losing contact with air-traffic controllers. Oxygen tanks, women's handbags and wallets, all in bad condition, were also found among the debris, the officials reported.

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Search and Rescue Agency spokesman Yusuf Latif said authorities were still searching for the remains of the plane, which lost contact with air traffic control around 6.30 am (2330 GMT). Other debris thought to be from the plane, including aircraft seats and buoys and mobile phones, have been found near an offshore refining facility in the Java Sea, an official of state energy firm Pertamina said. The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft was carrying 189 people on board, including 3 children and 8 crew members.

According to Flightradar24 data, the aircraft climbed to an altitude of 2,050 ft. and reached a speed of 265 kt. around 80 seconds after take-off, before descending to 1,475 ft. and accelerating to 330 kt. over the following 25 seconds.

According to The Times of India, Suneja, a resident of Delhi's Mayur Vihar area, joined the Indonesian low cost carrier Lion Air in March 2011.

Speaking to media about the accident, the CEO of Lion airlines Edward Sirait said: "We can not offer any comment at this moment".

Lion Air, a discount carrier, is one of Indonesia's youngest and biggest airlines, flying to dozens of domestic and global destinations.

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