A Lion Air flight with 188 people on board crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on Monday.
A search and rescue team collects the remains and personal effects of passengers on #LionAir flight #JT610. A total of 17 boats are on site, from police, Basarnas and other agencies, reports @jamesmassola https://t.co/hrcCQwxAp0 Pics: Basarnas search and rescue team, Jakarta pic.twitter.com/qUnTQjNkBO— The Age (@theage) October 29, 2018
#Photos that have been circulating on social media also appear to show passengers’ belongings and torn pieces of plane’s fuselage recovered by the rescuers. #LionAir #Indonesia pic.twitter.com/jTysJnyPhl— Oneindia.com (@Oneindia) October 29, 2018
A few flakes of Lion Air plane that crashed in 610 JT waters of Karachi. The plane carrying 178 passengers 1 passengers adult children and 2 infants with 2 pilots and 5 FA. Basarnas and Ministry of transportation continue to do handling. Several ships tug boad is. #LionAir #JT610 pic.twitter.com/8GlEq3PLmS— Alfonso Fregoso (@tulordsupremo1) October 29, 2018
Aviation tracking website Flightradar24 says the Lion Air plane that crashed after takeoff from Jakarta was a brand-new aircraft that has only been in use for a couple of months.
The site says the 737 Max 8 plane was registered as PK-LQP and was delivered to the airline in August.
Vessels searching in the water for the Flight 610 wreckage have found various items of debris.
The Max 8 is part of Boeing Co.'s latest narrow-body 737 series. It replaced the similar 737-800 in the Chicago-based planemaker's product line.
Boeing spokesman Paul Lewis says Boeing is "closely monitoring the situation" but did not provide details on the aircraft in question.