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Just In: Boeing 737 plane with 188 on board crashes in Indonesia

A Lion Air Boeing 737 plane with more than 180 people on board has crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

Details from airline show that there were 178 adults, 1 child, 2 babies, 2 pilots and 5 flight attendants on board.

BBC reports this morning that Flight JT 610 was on a scheduled flight to Pangkal Pinang, the main town in the Bangka Belitung Islands.

It is reported that the plane lost contact with ground control a few minutes after take-off, and was last tracked crossing the sea - it is unclear if there are any survivors.

The plane was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, a brand new type of aircraft.

"The plane crashed into water about 30 to 40m deep," Search and Rescue Agency spokesman Yusuf Latif told AFP news agency. "We're still searching for the remains of the plane."

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Author: BBC

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