The crew of the crashed airliner Lion Air wanted to come back to airport of departure

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in fotomonster flying plane. Archival photoThe crew of the crashed airliner Lion Air wanted to come back to airport of departure© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

The aircraft of the airline Lion Air has requested return to the airport before disappearing from the radar and crash down off the coast of Indonesia, reports Xinhua news Agency referring to the representative of the Ministry of transport Arwana Bambang (Bambang Ervan).

Previously, the online version of the newspaper Jakarta Post, citing the Agency for emergency management of Indonesia (Basarnas) reported that the Boeing 737 airline Lion Air, which in the morning had lost contact, crashed into the sea near the West coast of the island of Java in Indonesia. As reported by the Jakarta Post, aboard the fallen aircraft was 189 people, 181 passengers, including 3 children, and eight crew members.

«The plane asked air traffic control service return to the base before disappearing from the radar,» said Erwan Agency.

The Boeing 737 MAX budget airline Lion Air, carrying out flight from Jakarta on the island of Sumatra, took off from the airport of the capital of Indonesia 06.20 (02.20 GMT) and disappeared from radar at 06.33 (02.33 GMT). The first message that in the sea off the coast of West Java found a large wreckage, came from sailors 06.45 (02.45 MSK).

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