Indonesian Lion Air passenger jet ‘missing’, crashed minutes after take-off from Jakarta. More Here;

A PASSENGER plane operated by budget carrier Lion Air has crashed minutes after take-off from Jakarta’s international airport, officals say.

A LION Air jet has crashed in Indonesia while flying from Jakarta to Pangkalpinang, according to the nation’s rescue agency.

The plane — with a seating capacity of 210 — disappeared near Karawang in West Java province, said Yusuf Latif, a spokesman for the National Search and Rescue Agency. There are unconfirmed reports a tugboat crew in Karawang have reported seeing “debris of a plane” in the water, the Jakarta Post reports.

Indonesia’s Lion Air has confirmed it lost contact with a passenger airplane flying from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang.

Source: Indonesian Lion Air passenger jet ‘missing’ | PerthNow