Lion Air 737 Max Crash

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A Lion Air 737 Max 8 crashed on takeoff from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The aircraft, one of the newest in the fleet with just over 800 hours, was carrying almost 200 passengers when it disappeared from radar.

The flight’s, JT 610, scheduled time was to be just over an hour to the city of Pangkal Pinang.

The pilot announced his intention to return to the airport but the plane never turned back. Crews immediately began search and rescue operations. Six bodies and a portion of the tail have been recovered so far. One thing that his hampering the recovery is that the aircraft’s underwater acoustic beacon signal has not been detected.

Boeing, the manufacturer of the stricken aircraft, released the following:

My heart goes out to the families and friends of the passengers.

featured image courtesy of airways mag. 

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