Indonesia: Survivors Unlikely from Lion Air Plane Crash
An Indonesian passenger airplane crashed into the sea on Monday, just minutes after taking off from Jakarta.
Indonesian officials say all 189 people on Lion Air Flight 610 were likely killed.
The Associated Press reports that search and rescue teams have recovered human remains. One official said searchers are not expecting to find any survivors, based on the condition of the remains.
Hundreds of people are involved in the operation. They have recovered pieces of the plane and personal belongings, including pictures and identification documents.
The crash has shocked Indonesia. President Joko Widodo ordered the transport safety commission to investigate. He urged people to "keep on praying" as rescue crews continue their search for victims.
The crash involved a new aircraft. One air traffic official said the flight was cleared to return to Jakarta after the pilot made a "return to base" request two to three minutes after leaving the airport. The plane came down about 10 minutes later in waters northeast of Jakarta.
Lion Air officials said the plane was on a 70-minute flight to Pangkal Pinang, off the coast of Sumatra. The plane was reported to be carrying 181 passengers, including one child and two babies, and eight crew members.
Friends and family members prayed and held hands as they waited at the airport in Pangkal Pinang. Others gathered at a crisis center set up in the Jakarta airport. Indonesian television broadcast pictures of objects and oil covering the water's surface in the area where the aircraft came down.
The Indonesian meteorology agency noted that weather conditions for the flight were safe. It said that winds were weak and clouds normally connected with air turbulence were not present.
The aviation website Flightradar24 reports that Lion Air took possession of the aircraft two months ago. It said the company put the plane, a Boeing 737 Max 8, to use within days.
The head of Lion Air, Edward Sirait, said the plane had a technical problem on its most recent flight, from Bali to Jakarta. But he added the problem had been fully corrected. The company said the pilot of Flight 610 had more than 6,000 hours of flying experience, while the co-pilot had more than 5,000 hours.
The plane's manufacturer, the United States-based Boeing Company, said it was deeply saddened and was prepared to provide technical assistance to the Indonesian investigation.
The crash is the worst airline accident in Indonesia since an AirAsia flight crashed in December 2014. All 162 people on that plane were killed.
In 2007, Indonesian airlines were barred from flying to Europe because of safety concerns. But several carriers were permitted to restart flights to European airports during the following 10 years. The ban was completely lifted in June of this year. The U.S. government ended its own ban on Indonesian carriers in 2016.
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据美联社报道，搜救队已经找到了乘客的遗体 。其中一名官员表示，搜救人员根据遗体判断，发现生还者的希望渺茫 。
数百人参与了这次搜救行动 。他们已经发现了飞机残骸以及包括照片和身份证件等个人物品 。
这起空难震惊了印尼 。总统佐科·维多多(Joko Widodo)命令运输安全委员会调查这起事故 。他号召民众在搜救队继续寻找遇难者时“继续祈祷 。”
坠机的是一架新客机 。一位航空运输官员表示，飞行员起飞两、三分钟后提出“返航”的要求后，该航班获准返回雅加达 。约莫10分钟后，这架飞机坠入雅加达东北部水域 。
狮航官员表示，失事客机正在执飞长达70分钟的飞往苏门答腊岛海岸邦加槟港的航线 。据报道，机上共有181名乘客，包括1名儿童、2名婴儿以及8名机组人员 。
等候在邦加槟港机场的失联乘客亲友手挽手祈祷 。其他家属聚集在雅加达机场设立的一处危机处理中心 。印尼电视台播放的画面显示，坠机海域漂浮着物体和油污 。
印尼气象局指出，当时飞行的天气条件是安全的 。该机构称，风力较弱，也不存在通常与空气湍流有关的云 。
航空网站Flightradar24报告称，两个月前狮航接管了这架飞机 。数日后，狮航将这架波音737 Max 8飞机投入了运营 。
狮航负责人爱德华·席莱特（Edward Sirait）表示，这架客机最近执飞从巴厘岛飞往雅加达的航线时遇到了技术问题 。但他补充说，这个问题已经被彻底解决 。该公司表示，610航班的机长有超过6000小时的飞行经验，副机长有超过5000小时的飞行经验 。
这是2014年12月亚航客机坠毁以来，印尼发生的最严重的航空事故 。那架航班上的162名乘客全部罹难 。
2007年，出于安全考虑，印尼航空公司被禁飞欧洲 。不过在接下来的10年里，几家航空公司获准重启飞往欧洲机场的航班 。这项禁令在今年6月被完全解除 。美国政府于2016年结束了对印尼航空公司的禁令 。