Lion Air Appoints Acting Technical Director
Husen Miftahudin • 31 Oktober 2018 16:57 WIBtransportation (en)
"Lion Air will follow the instruction from the Transportation Ministry," said Lion Air spokesperson Danang Mandala Prihantoro in a written statement on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
The Lion Air flight JT610 crashed in waters near Karawang on Monday morning. It went down in waters about 30-35 metres deep.
The aircraft departed from Jakarta to Pangkalpinang at 06:20 AM Western Indonesia Time (WIB). It lost contact with air traffic control around 13 minutes after taking off.
The flight was carrying a total of 189 passengers and crew members. It was operated by Boeing 737 MAX 8 registration PK-LQJ.
"We have removed Lion Air technical director as of today," Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi told reporters earlier today.