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188 passengers, crew on board missing Indonesia jet: official


The Indonesian Lion Air passenger jet feared to have crashed on Monday was carrying 188 passengers and crew when it went missing shortly after take-off, a transport ministry official said.

"The aircraft was carrying 178 adult passengers, one child and two babies, with two pilots and five flight attendants," said Sindu Rahayu, directorate general of Civil Aviation at the transport ministry.

"The plane had requested to return to base before finally disappearing from the radar," he added in a statement.

Published : October 29, 2018

By : Agence France-Presse Jakarta