Lion Air: JT 610 Plane Operated for Two Months
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Lion Air JT 610 plane that crashed this morning after 13 minutes took off at Tanjung Karawang, West Java produced by Boeing, 737-8 Max type.
The Lion Air’s Strategic Communications Danang Mandala Prihantoro said the plane was made in 2018. The airline first operated the plane on August 15. “The plane was declared operationally feasible,” he said in a written statement on Monday, October 29.
The plane was piloted by the experienced pilots. "The plane was commanded by Captain Bhave Suneja," he said.
Danang said that Captain Suneja had the experience of over 6,000 flight hours. Then, Harvino the co-pilot had experience with more than 5,000 fight hours.
The plane with the PK-LQP registration number was reportedly last caught on radar at the coordinate of 05 46.15 S - 107 07.16 E. The plane departed at 6:10 a.m. and based on the schedule, it will arrive in Pangkal Pinang at 07:10 a.m. The plane had requested a return to base before finally disappearing from the radar.
The FlightAware.com data previously mentioned, before losing contact, the Lion Air JT 610 was observed to have dropped dramatically. The height of the plane was from 5,400 feet (1,800 meters) dropped dramatically to 2,800 feet (933 meters).
The FlightAware data is not official flight radar, but it can be used as a reference to track the existence of a flight path.