Lion Air flight JT610 experienced a deadly accident this morning after the plane crashed into the Java Sea.
No survivors of the 188 people onboard have been located, with an investigation being launched into the cause of the incident.
Until the investigation has taken place, Australia has issued a Travel warning in regard to the airline.
They have warned officials not to travel with the airline, until new reports are issued.
A statement by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said: “Following the fatal crash of a Lion Air plane on 29 October 2018, Australian government officials and contractors have been instructed not to fly on Lion Air.
“This decision will be reviewed when the findings of the crash investigation are clear.”
The flight took off from Jakarta at 6:20am and was bound for Pangkalpinang when it crashed just 13 minutes later.
Following a request to emergency land, the plane then dropped off the radar before reports of the crash emerged.
Debris and belonging have been retrieved from the crash site on the water, as well as a number of bodies.
Search and rescue teams are not expecting to find any survivors due to the force of the crash.
The crash has caused concerns as it was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, the airline’s brand new aircraft.
However, Lion Air president Edward Sirait told CNN that plane was “airworthy” after all pre-flight checks were carried out.
Lion Air was banned from flying in EU airspace until 2016 due to issues of safety and management.
Previous crashes with the airline occurred in 2013, in which all 108 passengers survived, and in 2004 when 25 people were killed.
A number of airlines are still banned from flying over Europe for safety fears.
Earlier this year, all Indonesian airlines were removed from the ban list after positive changes were made.
This also includes Garuda Indonesia, which was once prohibited from using the airspace.
There are currently 120 airlines not permitted to fly over, including all carriers from Afghanistan, Nepal and Sudan.
Air Koryo in North Korea and Iran Aseman Air in Iran are also not permitted entrance.
Source : EXPRESS