What we know about the victims of the Lion Air plane crash off Indonesia


189 people were on board Lion Air flight JT 610 from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang when the plane crashed on Monday morning, including passengers, crew, and pilots.

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed into the sea around 6.30 a.m. local time. It appears all 189 people are likely dead.

From the Reuters news agency: "Yusuf Latief, spokesman of national search and rescue agency, said there were likely no survivors."

Wreckage has been recovered from the crash site in the Java Sea, not far from where the plane took off from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was an internal flight headed for the island of Bangka.

Images show rescue workers carrying body bags.

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So far information is limited, but here is what we know about the 189 people on board:

One of the pilots has been identified by Indonesia's Indian Embassy as Indian citizen Bhavye Suneja.

Suneja and his co-pilot had 11,000 flying hours between them, according to Sky News

Lion Air said eight of its staff were on board, according to the Associated Press, which leaves six who were not the pilots.

2 babies: No other information about them has been released Lion Air said one child was on board. It did not specify what age it considers a child to be.

At least 20 of these remaining passengers were government officials, Indonesia’s finance ministry said.

An Italian passenger was on board the crashed plane, Reuters reported. No further information was available.

A further 157 people were on the plane, who have been given no identifying information other than that they are adults.