Jakarta: The Lion Air JT610 traveling from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang has crashed into the sea, the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) said Monday.
According to Basarnas, a tugboat has seen the downed plane in Karawang, West Java. Basarnas has deployed rescuers to the location.
"It has been confirmed. The plane has crashed," Basarnas spokesman M Yusuf Latif told Medcom.id.
According to authorities, the passenger plane lost contact 13 minutes after take off. It took off from Jakarta at 06:20 AM.
"It lost contact after taking off. It dissapeared from the radar," Airnav spokesperson Yohannes Sirait told Metro TV.
"We cannot see its position. We cannot contact the plane," he added.