A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane crashed into the sea, moments after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia, on Oct. 29, 2018. It was carrying 189 people on board, including members from the nation's finance ministry and trainee flight attendants. (Photo: AP)
The pilot of a Lion Air flight from Indonesia's Bali island on Sunday made a radio alert call minutes after take-off due to technical problems, but they were overcome and he continued the flight to Jakarta, according to Reuters.
The same jet crashed on another flight hours later, killing all 189 people on board, as reported by Reuters.
Reuters reports that the pilot of another plane that was approaching Bali just after the Lion Air jet had taken off said he was ordered to circle above the airport and listened in to a radio conversation between the Lion Air pilot and air traffic controllers.