A plane carrying 189 people has crashed

Lion Air flight JT-610 crashed near Indonesia shortly after take-off from Jakarta, bound for Pangkal Pinang. 189 people were on board the plane when it crashed north of the Indonesian city and search is on for survivors. 

The fate of the passengers is unknown, but relatives were seen crying as they awaited news on their loved ones.

Lion Air’s flight JT-610 was heading to Pangkal Pinang, an island north of Indonesia’s capital when it lost contact with air control about 6.33am local time (10.33am AEDT, 11.33pm BST) – just 13 minutes after take-off

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