The government has confirmed that there are no Malaysians had been on Lion flight that was carrying 189 people which crashed into the sea north of Jakarta. Wisma Putra stated that it contacted the Indonesian authorities for the flight manifest and had found out that none of the citizens of the country had been involved in the accident.

It issued a statement that no Malaysians were found to be onboard the Lion flight on the basis of the details that had been provided and the Malaysian embassy is going to continue to liaise with the authorities for the later happenings.

Boeing 737 MAX 8 had been carrying 181 passenger and 8 crew members. It lost contact with the control tower just after taking off at 6.20 am from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport for Pulau Bangka Belitung.

Wisma Putra said that as of now Search-and-Rescue is in progress. Earlier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Minister had conveyed his condolences to the families of the people through his Twitter post. The crash is the major aviation disaster of recent times in the region after the 2014 disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and first ever plane crash of Air Asia Flight QZ 8501 in the month of December same year.

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