In the world of air safety investigators, we have been discussing this casually for several years: which crash in which all on board are killed will be the one to be broadcast on social media? Now it would appear that the answer is Lion Air Flight 610, which plummeted into the Java Sea on Monday morning. All 189 people on board the flight from Jakarta to Bangka Belitung Islands are presumed lost.
See my earlier post on the accident here.
Posted on Twitter today is video from the darkened passenger cabin of the Boeing 737 MAX, as passengers pray and at least one records and streams the scene of catestrophe. It is a heartbreaking and the most poignant reminder I have ever experienced of why it is so important for airlines, regulators and safety investigators to do their jobs responsibly.
Heartbreaking last words.
Unbelievable live stream footage taken by a passenger on aboard the downed Indonesian Lion air flight minutes before the crash.
189 passengers and crew died on board. pic.twitter.com/sNXZYy9YVc
— Nadeem Nadu (@NadeemNadu3) October 29, 2018
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