Disaster weekend: Indonesian flight caring 188 people crashes into the sea after taking off (PHOTOS)

A plane carrying 188 people has crashed into the sea north of
Indonesia's capital Jakarta shortly after take-off.

The Lion Air aircraft crashed about 13 minutes after taking off
for Indonesia.

Data from the Flight Radar website showed the plane took off
before it stopped transmitting north east of Jakarta.

Preliminary flight tracking data from Flightradar24 shows the
aircraft climbed to around 5,000 feet (1,524 m) before losing,
and then regaining, height, before finally falling towards the

Wreckage from the plane and miscellaneous items belonging to
its passengers

Pictures and video shared online by the head of Indonesia's
disaster relief agency show debris and oil floating on the water.
The fate of the passengers is unknown, but relatives were seen
crying as they awaited news on their loved ones.


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