Indonesia's Lion Air flight crashes in Java Sea: Rescue teams find debris; no clarity on survivors yet [Photos]

Indonesia’s search and rescue agency confirmed the crash of Lion Air flight JT610, adding that it lost contact with ground officials 13 minutes after takeoff, and a tug boat leaving the capital’s port saw it fall.

FP Staff February 23, 2019 14:50:00 IST
Indonesian airline, Lion Air flight JT610 crashed into the sea and sank on 29 October, 2018. Twitter/@SAR_NASIONAL
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Indonesian airline, Lion Air flight JT610 crashed into the sea and sank on 29 October, 2018. Twitter/@SAR_NASIONAL
Workers of PT Pertamina stand onboard Prabu ship as they watch what is believed to be debris from the crashed Lion Air flight JT610, off the shore of Karawang regency. Reuters
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Workers of PT Pertamina stand onboard Prabu ship as they watch what is believed to be debris from the crashed Lion Air flight JT610, off the shore of Karawang regency. Reuters
People watch rescue team members heading to the Lion Air flight JT610, sea crash location in the north coast of Karawang regency, West Java province. Reuters
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People watch rescue team members heading to the Lion Air flight JT610, sea crash location in the north coast of Karawang regency, West Java province. Reuters
Indonesia’s search and rescue agency confirmed the crash and had said that a tug boat had seen the flight fall into the sea. Twitter/@SAR_NASIONAL
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Indonesia’s search and rescue agency confirmed the crash and had said that a tug boat had seen the flight fall into the sea. Twitter/@SAR_NASIONAL
Officials from Indonesia’s safety transport committee could not confirm the cause of the crash as the plane's blackbox has not been recovered. Twitter/@SonoraFM92
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Officials from Indonesia’s safety transport committee could not confirm the cause of the crash as the plane's blackbox has not been recovered. Twitter/@SonoraFM92
Workers of PT Pertamina examine recovered debris of what is believed to be from the crashed Lion Air flight JT610, onboard Prabu ship. Reurers
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Workers of PT Pertamina examine recovered debris of what is believed to be from the crashed Lion Air flight JT610, onboard Prabu ship. Reurers
The National Search and Rescue Agency's deputy chief, Nugroho Budi Wiryanto, said some 300 people including soldiers, police and local fishermen are involved in the search. Reuters
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The National Search and Rescue Agency's deputy chief, Nugroho Budi Wiryanto, said some 300 people including soldiers, police and local fishermen are involved in the search. Reuters
Search and rescue vessels converged on the area and found wreckage near the location where Lion Air flight lost contact with air traffic officials on the ground. AP
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Search and rescue vessels converged on the area and found wreckage near the location where Lion Air flight lost contact with air traffic officials on the ground. AP