News has just broken that 737 MAX 8 reg PK-LQP has crashed on takeoff from Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport. The aircraft was bound for Pangkal Pinang Depati Amir Airport as flight 610, taking off at 6:10 am local time. Radar contact was lost approximately 13 minutes after takeoff, as the aircraft was climbing over the Java Sea. According to the Transportation Ministry the pilots had requested a return to Jakarta before losing radar contact.
There has been reported to be 189 passengers and crew onboard.
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