Lion Air plane crash off Sumatra Shortly after the Start, contact was lost to the Boeing 737, on Board, 189 people were. Rescue workers are searching for Survivors. © Photo: Bagus Indahono/dpa

The crash of a plane of the Indonesian airline Lion Air is likely to be due to a technical Problem. The CEO of the Airline, Edward Sirait, said that the Pilot of the Boeing 737 have shortly after the Start, asked for permission to the airport in Jakarta to return. A few minutes later the machine disappeared from Radar and crashed into the sea. All 181 passengers and 7 crew members were probably killed.

“Our Pilot acted according to regulations,” said Sirait. “When he has seen that there is a Problem, he has asked to be allowed to return to base.” Sirait confirmed that the machine had previously had a technical Problem. However, this had been before the flight on Monday corrected. Details he called.

At the crash site off the coast of Sumatra debris had been found in the sea, said a spokesman for the rescue services. “We have discovered life jackets, mobile phones and aircraft parts.” He tweeted photos and a Video, where salvaged items were to see. Will be presumed that the wreck of the machine was now at a depth of about 35 meters in the sea.

The passenger plane disappeared on the way from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang on the island of Bangka, off the Radar, shared with Lion Air. The plane had left Jakarta on Monday morning at 6.20 PM local time. Before the radio broke off contact, had been to locate the Boeing in Karawang in the province of West Java.

Lion Air is a Indonesian low-cost airline that was founded in 1999. The rapidly expanding company, which uses modern Jets, the manufacturers Boeing and Airbus, and flies to mainly to destinations within Indonesia. However, a few foreign destinations on the route map from Lion Air.

Currently includes the air fleet of just over 100 machinery, and five years ago were lines at Airbus in France, 200 in the medium plane in the order given. In the case of the downed aircraft it should be according to the data of the Internet service flight radar 24, a Boeing 737 MAX. It would be the first crash of a machine of this type that was made in 2017 in service.

Lion Air flies to dozens of domestic and international destinations. It is one of the youngest and largest Airlines of Indonesia. 2013, a Boeing 737-800 of Lion Air missed the runway on the resort island of Bali. The machine crashed into the sea – all 108 people on Board survived the accident.