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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:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


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  
  Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location: Java Sea, north of Jakarta    
State: International   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   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 21 November 2018