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On 29 October 2018, Lion Air Flight JT610 on a scheduled domestic service from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia, collided with water 13 minutes after takeoff into the Java Sea, north of Jakarta. The aircraft, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, registration PK-LQP, was destroyed and all 189 passengers and crew on board were fatally injured.

The accident is being investigated by the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC).

The ATSB is providing specialist expertise to support the NTSC in downloading and analysing the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) from the aircraft.

The ATSB has appointed an ICAO Accredited Representative to the NTSC investigation.

For further information please contact the NTSC, http://knkt.dephub.go.id/knkt

General details
Date: 29 October 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Location:Java Sea, north of Jakarta Investigation type: External Investigation 
State: International Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: The Boeing Company 
Aircraft model: 737 MAX 8 
Aircraft registration: PK-LQP 
Operator: Lion Air  
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Jakarta, Indonesia
Destination:Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia
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Last update 08 November 2018