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Indonesian passenger plane crashes into sea

Jakarta ,

Indonesian authorities were still searching for the remains of the privately owned budget carrier Lion Airplane which crashed into the Java sea on Monday morning. The plane was carrying 188 passengers and crew. It lost contact with air traffic control around 6.30 am en route to Pangkal Pinang on the island of Bangka. Indian pilot Bhavye Suneja captained the ill-fated Indonesian plane with co-pilot Harvino. Captain Suneja, originally from New Delhi, was a resident of Jakarta. The Indian Embassy in Jakarta has confirmed the death of Indian pilot Bhavye Suneja in the plane crash.