> And insisted that rescue workers must work all night to find the body of the aircraft. According to flight tracking service Flight Radar 24, the plane was a new Boeing 737 Max 8. Lion Air's CEO said the plane had an unspecified technical issue during a previous flight.
Flight JT610 apparently requested a return to base before it lost contact just 13 minutes after takeoff. Officials now acknowledge there are likely to be no survivors.>>
Relatives of some of the passengers arrive at Jakarta's airport, looking for answers. Indonesia's president was there to meet them.
He added that the pilots on the doomed jet, had 11,000 hours of flying between them. Although Indonesia is one of the world's fastest growing aviation markets. It has been plagued by air disasters. Lion Air itself, has had more than a dozen accidents, and it's nearly 20 year history.
But none with fatalities since 2004. The airline says it has ten other planes of the same Boeing model, but has no plans to ground them.