Search underway for Lion Air plane that crashed
A Lion Air flight with 189 people on board crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Monday in a blow to the country’s aviation safety record. Indonesia’s disaster agency posted video online of a large area of oil slick in the area where the plane is believed to have crashed. The National Search and Rescue Agency said the flight ended in waters off West Java that are 30 to 35 metres (98 to 115 feet) deep. The agency’s chief said divers were trying to locate the wreckage of the plane, which according to aviation website Flightradar24 was brand-new and delivered to Lion Air in August.