Indonesia’s Lion Air Loses Contact With Passenger Plane

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By NTD Newsroom
October 28, 2018World News
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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.

“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.

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