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Accredited representative to NTSC investigation of collision with terrain involving Boeing 737 MAX 8, registration PK-LQP, on 29 October 2018

Investigation number:
AE-2018-074
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Final report

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

As the accident occurred in Indonesia, the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) was responsible for investigating this occurrence. In accordance with Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, the ATSB appointed an accredited representative to the NTSC investigation. The ATSB provided 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 concluded its support of this investigation. On 25 October 2019, the NTSC released the final investigation report into this occurrence and it is available at http://knkt.dephub.go.id/knkt

Any enquiries regarding the investigation and report should, in the first instance, be directed to the NTSC.

General details
Date: 29 October 2018   Investigation status: Completed  
  Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location: Java Sea, north of Jakarta    
State: International   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 31 October 2019   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

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  
Last update 31 October 2019