JAKARTA, Indonesia—Indonesia’s Lion Air said it had lost contact with air traffic controllers after taking off from Jakarta, The Straits Times reported.
A search and rescue effort has been launched for the Boeing 737-800 plane which departed Jakarta about 6.20 a.m. local time on Oct. 29.
The flight was operated by Boeing 737 MAX 8 registration PK-LQP. The aircraft was delivered to Lion Air in August of this year. It is powered by two CFM LEAP-1B engines. https://t.co/Jv0z8vytv3 #JT610 pic.twitter.com/yCkR2PbMUa
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) October 29, 2018
“It has been confirmed that it has crashed,” said Yusuf Latif, a spokesman for Indonesia’s search and rescue agency.
The number of passengers and crew is unknown.
This is a developing story.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.