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, owned by the low-cost airline Lion Air, went down after taking off from the capital 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 en route to the western city of Pangkal Pinang. An air transport official has said the flight was cleared to return to Jakarta after the pilot made a “return to base” request two to three minutes after taking off. It plunged into the sea about 10 minutes later.
The brand new plane was carrying 181 passengers, including one child and two babies, and eight crew members. Lion Air Chief Executive Edward Sirait said the plane had an unspecified “technical issue” on a previous flight, but he said that this had been “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:
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This is brutal.
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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.