Crash of Indonesian aircraft kills 189 passengers

Flight JT610 going to Pangal Pinang from Jakarta crashed into the sea on Monday.

The flight lost contact with the ground within 13 minutes of taking off.

The pilot (Indian, Delhi based) had requested permission to return back to the base but the reason was unclear as contact was lost.

Currently 189 passengers are reported dead and any sign of survivors is unlikely.

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