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

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An 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.

Lion Air flight JT610, an almost new Boeing 737 MAX 8, was en route to Pangkal Pinang, capital of the Bangka-Belitung tin mining region. Rescue officials said they had recovered some human remains from the crash site, about 15 km (9 miles) off the coast.

Indonesia is one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets, but its safety record is patchy. If all aboard have died, the crash will be the country’s second-worst air disaster since 1997, industry experts said. (Reuters)

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Officers evacuate the belongings found in the plane and bodies of the plane crash victims after Indonesian passenger plane Lion Air JT610 crashed into the sea off the countrys West Java province during its flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang with 188 passengers — including 178 adults, 1 child and 2 infants with 2 pilots and 5 flight attendants, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia on Oct. 29, 2018. (Photo: Surya Fachrizal Aprianus/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


Wreckage from Lion Air flight JT 610 lies at the Tanjung Priok port on Oct. 29, 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Lion Air Flight JT 610 crashed shortly after take-off with no sign so far of survivors among the 189 people on board the plane. (Photo by Ed Wray/Getty Images)


Search and rescue workers move the remains of victims of the Lion Air flight JT 610 into a waiting ambulance at the Tanjung Priok port on Oct. 29, 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Photo: Ed Wray/Getty Images)


Police line up is seen as officers collect the belongings found in the plane after Indonesian passenger plane Lion Air JT610 crashed into the sea off the countrys West Java province during its flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang with 188 passengers — including 178 adults, 1 child and 2 infants with 2 pilots and 5 flight attendants, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia on October 29, 2018.<br />(Photo by Surya Fachrizal Aprianus/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


People react at the Lion Air flight JT610 crisis center at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (Photo: Rony Zakaria/Bloomberg via Getty Images)


A wallet belonging to a victim of the Lion Air passenger jet that crashed is seen in the waters of Ujung Karawang, West Java, Indonesia, Oct. 29, 2018. (Photo: Achmad Ibrahim/AP)


A member of Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) inspects debris believed to be from Lion Air passenger jet that crashed off Java Island at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 29, 2018. (Photo: Tatan Syuflana/AP)


Father of Bhavye Suneja, one of the pilots of a Lion Air plane that crashed in Indonesia reacts as he leaves for the airport in New Delhi, India, Oct. 29, 2018. (Photo: AP)


Rescuers search for victims of Lion Air passenger jet that crashed in the waters of Ujung Karawang, West Java, Indonesia, Oct. 29, 2018. (Photo: Achmad Ibrahim/AP)


Families of victims are seen waiting for information from authorities at Pangkal Pinang airport on Oct. 29, 2018 in Indonesia. Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency suspects plane fell in the waters of Tanjung Karawang, Indonesia after losing contact after take off from Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Photo: Riau Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)


Rescuers search for victims of a Lion Air passenger jet that crashed in the waters off Tanjung Karawang, Indonesia, Oct. 29, 2018. The Lion Air flight crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Monday in a blow to the country’s aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the European Union and U.S. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)


Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java (PHE ONWJ) team collect debris of Lion Air JT 610 aircraft in Karawang waters, West Java, Indonesia on Oct. 29, 2018. Lion Air JT 610 crashed into Karawang waters, the aircraft was carrying 188 passengers, according to Lion Airs official release. (Photo by PERTAMINA / HANDOUT/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


A man takes photo of the list of passengers of Lion Air flight JT610 at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia, Oct. 29, 2018. The Lion Air flight crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Monday in a blow to the country’s aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the European Union and U.S. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)


A relative of passengers prays as she and others wait for news on a Lion Air plane that crashed off Java Island at Depati Amir Airport in Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia, Oct. 29, 2018. Indonesia disaster agency says that the Lion Air Boeing 737-800 plane crashed into sea shortly after it left Indonesia’s capital Monday morning. (AP Photo/Hadi Sutrisno)


A member of Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) inspects debris recovered from near waters where a Lion Air passenger jet is suspected to crash off, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 29, 2018. A Lion Air flight crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Monday in a blow to the country’s aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the European Union and U.S. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)


Workers of PT Pertamina examine recovered debris of what is believed from the crashed Lion Air flight JT610, onboard Prabu ship owned by PT Pertamina, off the shore of Karawang regency, West Java province, Indonesia, Oct. 29, 2018. (Photo: Antara Foto/PT Pertamina/Handout via Reuters)


Recovered debris are seen of what is believed from the crashed Lion Air flight JT610, that took off from Jakarta and crashed into the ocean, Indonesia Oct. 29, 2018 in this image obtained from social media. (Photo: Basarnas/via Reuters)


Members of Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) stand near debris and personal belongings believed to be from Lion Air passenger jet that crashed off Java Island at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 29, 2018. A Lion Air flight crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Monday in a blow to the country’s aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the European Union and U.S. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)


An official holds a map of ongoing search efforts to locate the wreckage of Lion Air flight JT 610, at Pangkal Pinang airport in Bangka Belitung province on Oct. 29, 2018. (Photo: Roni Bayu/AFP/Getty Images)


Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java (PHE ONWJ) team inspect debris of Lion Air JT 610 aircraft in Karawang waters, West Java, Indonesia on Oct. 29, 2018. Lion Air JT 610 crashed into Karawang waters, the aircraft was carrying 188 passengers, according to Lion Airs official release. (Photo by PERTAMINA / HANDOUT/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


An aerial view shows the site where it is believed the Lion Air flight JT610 crashed, that took off from Jakarta and crashed into the sea, Indonesia, Oct. 29, 2018 in this still image taken from a video. (Photo: Indonesian Air Force/Handout via Reuters)