Plane Crash in Indonesia: Boeing 737 MAX 8, 188 on board

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  1. Jade Falcon

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    Has anyone ever flown this airline, or flown this route? What can you tell us? How far is this distance? It looks like a long flight?

    Didn't get very far. I look forward to our resident pilots giving their thoughts on what could go wrong so soon after takeoff.
     

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    Sorry I didn't update this in one post. Looks like the pilots both had more than 11,000 hours between them.

    Ah. The chances are good that it may be pilot error. I can't imagine that a plane delivered this year, with a stellar safety record, would crash because of mechanical difficulty.

    But of course anything could have happened, at this point. Weather, mechanical failure, pilot error, etc etc.

     
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    Short flight.

    I’ve flown Lion Air, but not on that route.

    They are a regional airline. Low cost, but seem to be well run.
     
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    Every time I hear about a plane crash nowadays, I always first think "AIRBUS?"

    Prayers for the families.
     
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    There are 188 passengers and crew on board the plane, including two infants, one child, two pilots and five flight attendants.
     
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    Not good.

    Short flight, little over an hour.

    Looks like it crashed just after departure.

    Wonder if it’s weather or other external factors.. The 737 is a very reliable airplane with a lot of redundancy.

    A few years ago they put a 737 in the water short of the runway. I don’t think anyone died in that incident.
     
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    That area of the world is the new Bermuda Triangle.
     
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    Plane crashes

    The news is what???
     
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    AA6B47A5-A965-43F3-9A4E-4B536077D9BB.jpeg Prayers.

    Really good airplane. Short flight. Something was very wrong as soon as they left the ground if this flight track is correct.
     
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    That pretty much just sucks. :(
     
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    I've been hearing the opposite.
     
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    Same. Their safety record is crappy.
     
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    Previous flight had 'unreliable airspeed and altitude' indications. Written up, supposedly fixed overnight, no flight test. Also speculation about pitot and static system blockages.
     
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    That's an important system....is there a backup system on these 737s?
     
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    Growing up in an airline family, news like this hurts.
     
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    Were they in IMC? That earlier speed/altitude plot shows some (I'd say) fairly wide speed variations.

    Tragic regardless of the cause...

    -Pat
     
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    Flight JT 610 took off from Jakarta at 06:20 on Monday (23:30 GMT on Sunday). Taking off in the dark? Pure speculation, but I have researched other similar crashes, pitot blockages sometimes equal stall, particularly in the dark with no horizon.
     
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    Google say sunrise in Jakarta at 5:27A today.
     
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    Pretty crappy thing to say, but it shouldn't surprise me around here.
     
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