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189 Dead After New Lion Air Boeing Plane Crashes in Indonesia

A Lion Air plane carrying 189 people crashed into the sea north of Jakarta, Indonesia Monday, Oct. 29, just minutes after take-off, killing everyone aboard. The airplane crash occurred just after 6:30 a.m., just three minutes after taking off for the city of Pangkal Pinang on the island of Bangka, about 250 miles north of Jarkata. The Associated Press reported that one transportation official said the pilot of the Lion Air flight made a “return to base” request about two to three minutes after takeoff, but the aircraft plunged to the sea about 10 minutes later. The airplane reached a ... Read More