Indonesia’s Lion Air Loses Contact With Passenger Plane

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
October 28, 2018 Updated: October 28, 2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Indonesia’s Lion Air says it has lost contact with a passenger jet flying from Jakarta to an island off Sumatra.

A search and rescue effort has been launched for the Boeing 737-800 plane which departed Jakarta about 6.20 a.m. on Monday.

Lion Air spokesman Danang Mandala Prihantoro said “we can confirm that one of our flights has lost contact, its position cannot be ascertained yet.”