Lion Air Flight 610 Crashed into the Java Sea

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    Lion Air flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea shortly after take-off on 29 October 2018 (28 October 2018 UTC). All 189 passengers and crew on board were killed.

    At the time of the event, it was the worst air disaster in Lion Air history, the worst ever involving a Boeing 737 aircraft, and the first deadly crash involving the Boeing 737 MAX 800. It was the second worst air disaster in Indonesian history, behind the 1997 crash of Garuda Indonesia Flight 152, in which all 234 passengers and crew on board were killed.

    Lion Air flight 610 was regularly scheduled service between from Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta and Depati Amir Airport in Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia.

    Preliminary investigations revealed control problems on previous flights using the aircraft.

    Photo Credit:
    PK-REN from Jakarta, Indonesia [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons