Heartbreaking footage taken by a passenger on aboard the downed Indonesian Lion Air flight was shared online. The video was taken minutes before the crash and showed the complete terror and desperation of the people inside the plane, waiting for their fate.
Some began praying, while others started mumbling with their shaky voices, not knowing that those were their last words. At one point when the plane aggressively shook, the passengers screamed, clearly getting distraught with their unimaginable situation.
Family and friends of the passengers and crew were already grieving after learning about the crash, and now the video just made things even more heartbreaking.
The Boeing 737 went down just a few minutes after it took off from Jakarta on Monday. It was a brand new plane, which had been inducted in Lion Air fleet on August 15, 2018, and had done less than 800 hours.
Lion Air Flight JT 610 was heading to the western city of Pangkal Pinang. An official cleared the return of the plane after the pilot requested to do so just a couple of minutes after taking off. Ten minutes later, the plane, which was carrying 181 passengers, plunged into the sea.
Lion Air Chief Executive Edward Sirait said the plane had “technical issue” on a previous flight, but said the unspecified error was “resolved.”
Search and rescue officials have recovered some bodies and personal items, including baby shoes. They say they fear there will be no survivors.
Bambang Suryo, operational director of the search and rescue agency, said:
“We need to find the main wreckage … I predict there are no survivors, based on body parts found so far.”
President Joko Widodo ordered the transport safety commission to investigate and urged Indonesians to “keep on praying.”
Watch the video here:
Plane debris spotted in the ocean:
Young Woman Caned In Front Of Crowd For Standing Too Close To Her Boyfriend
This is brutal.
A 21-year-old woman has been publicly caned for getting “too close” to her boyfriend in the Indonesian province of Aceh. The public humiliation is the latest punishment in the conservative region, which strictly implements Sharia law in full.
The young woman’s boyfriend was also punished in front of the people of Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh Province. The “criminals” were put through the harrowing ordeal for breaking ultra-conservative rules.
China Detains 1,000,000 Muslims In Prison Camps To ‘Brainwash’ Them
Allegedly, the detainees “are made to swear loyalty to President Xi Jinping and criticize or renounce their faith.”
China recently became the center of controversy after reports claimed that the country has been detaining about 1,000,000 Muslim Uighurs in prison camps located in the region of Xinjiang.
Despite the Chinese government’s denial, human rights advocates are saying that detainees have been forced into the camps in an attempt to “re-educate” them into the Communist Party way of thinking.
Beach Handball Players’ Bikini Outfits Deemed “Too Revealing,” Sparks Debate
The women are performing “almost naked.”
Female athletes of beach-based sport events wear bikinis all the time, so skimpy bikini bottoms shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Well, the bikini bottoms of the beach handball players at the Youth Olympics in Argentina were apparently so skimpy they sparked debate and outrage in social media.
According to fans of the sport, the tight tops and the bikini bottoms of the players, who are no older than 18 years old, are too revealing.
The fans declared that the players are victims of sexual exploitation.