JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – Pertamina’s offshore platform workers have discovered debris of Lion Air flight JT610 in the offshore West Java cost. The debris had been delivered to the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) which is on the rescue mission.
A worker of PHE ONWJ, a subsidiary of the state energy company told Kompas TV that its oil offshore platforms are in a safe condition and unaffected by the crash as the crash site is quite far from nearest platform Mike-Mike.
Pertamina’s vessel Prabu was on routine patrol when the aircraft crashed.
As reported earlier, Lion Air flight JT610, flying from Jakarta to Pangkalpinang town in Bangka Belitung province with 189 on board, has crashed in offshore West Java coast, to the north of Jakarta.
The aircraft took off from the Soekarno-Hatta Airport at 06.20 Western Indonesian Time, but then lost contact at around 06.33 a.m, the Flightradar24 data shows.
Spokesperson of Lion Air Danang told Kompas TV that it was true that the Lion Air JT610 has lost contact and that the airline operator is still searching more information about the aircraft.
The National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) spokesperson Yusuf Latif has received a confirmed report that the airline has crashed in around Karawang coastal area, West Java. “It is A1 information (confirmed crashed),” Latif said.
Basarnas has immediately sent 3 vessels and one helicopter to search and rescue should there be any passengers alive.
Television footage shows debris of the aircraft found by the patrol vessels. No bodies have been found, dead or alive. Rescue efforts are still ongoing. Some of the aircraft passengers are employees of the Pangkalpinang regional tax office at the Finance Ministry.