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A Lion Air flight capable of carrying up to 189 passengers has crashed during a short flight from the Indonesian capital Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang, according to Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency
The plane — with a seating capacity of 210 — disappeared near Karawang in West Java province, said Yusuf Latif, a spokesman for the National Search and Rescue Agency. There are unconfirmed reports a tugboat crew in Karawang have reported seeing “debris of a plane” in the water, the Jakarta Post reports. Indonesia energy firm Pertamina official also report debris, including plane seats, have been seen near its offshore facility in Java Sea
Finance Ministry employees on board Lion Air's JT610 were in Jakarta for a ministry event, and some were in Jakarta to spend the weekend with their families, says Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati. Employees were based in Bangka and on the return journey to their offices in Pangkalpinang.