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Troubled past Lion Air Boeing plunged ocean with 188 series accidents crash into the sea near Bali 

The Lion Air passenger plane carrying 188 people that crashed off the coast of Indonesia is the latest in a long list of incidents for the budget flight airline.

The low-cost airline has been involved in numerous crashes in recent years, but none as seemingly deadly as the one off the coast of Jakarta. 

In 2017, one of the company’s Boeing jets collided with a Wings Air plane during a botched landing at Kualanamu airport on the island of Sumatra.

The Lion Air passenger plane carrying 188 people when it crashed off the coast of Indonesia was the latest in a long list of incidents for the budget flight charter (pictured 2013 crash in Bali)

At least 32 people were killed and another 61 injured when a Lion Air plane skidded off the runway in Central Java in 2014 after landing in bad weather (pictured 2004 crash in Central Java)

At least 32 people were killed and another 61 injured when a Lion Air plane skidded off the runway in Central Java in 2014 after landing in bad weather (pictured 2004 crash in Central Java)

Nobody was injured in the collision.

In May 2016, two Lion Air planes collided at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta airport.

Only one month prior, a plane operated by Batik Air, which is a part of the Lion Group, clipped a TransNusa plane.

Three years earlier, in 2013, a Lion Air jet, piloted by a young, inexperienced rookie underestimated the runway while attempting to land the plane in Bali.

The plane, carrying 108 passengers crashed into the sea and subsequently split in two.

Several people were injured in the crash, but nobody was killed.

Indonesian rescue workers helped remove a section of a Lion Air Boeing 737 from the sea four days after it crashed while trying to land at Bali's international airport (Pictured 2013 crash in Bali)

Indonesian rescue workers helped remove a section of a Lion Air Boeing 737 from the sea four days after it crashed while trying to land at Bali’s international airport (Pictured 2013 crash in Bali)

Several other documents confirm there have been multiple occasions involving miscalculation of runways, resulting in minor damage to the planes in 2012 and 2013. 

At least 32 people were killed and another 61 injured when a Lion Air plane skidded off the runway in Central Java in 2014 after landing in bad weather.  

Authorities are still unaware of the implications of the Lion Air aircraft that crashed into the sea north of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta 13 minutes after take-off today.

The fate of the passengers are unknown, but relatives were seen crying as they awaited news on their loved ones.

Lion Air’s flight JT-610 was heading to Pangkal Pinang, an island north of Indonesia’s capital.

Three years earlier, in 2013, a Lion Air jet, piloted by a young, inexperienced rookie underestimated the runway while attempting to land the plane in Bali

Three years earlier, in 2013, a Lion Air jet, piloted by a young, inexperienced rookie underestimated the runway while attempting to land the plane in Bali

Indonesian rescue workers use a crane to remove a section of a Lion Air Boeing 737 from the sea four days after it crashed while trying to land in Bali

Indonesian rescue workers use a crane to remove a section of a Lion Air Boeing 737 from the sea four days after it crashed while trying to land in Bali

The fate of the passengers are unknown, but relatives were seen crying as they awaited news on their loved ones (pictured relatives of 2018 crash victims off Java Island)

The fate of the passengers are unknown, but relatives were seen crying as they awaited news on their loved ones (pictured relatives of 2018 crash victims off Java Island)

The domestic flight lost contact with air traffic control at about 6.33am local time (10.33am AEDT, 11.33pm BST).

Indonesia’s air travel industry is booming, but has a reputation of poor safety regulations and frequent incidents across the board.

It mirrors the reputation of Malaysia Airlines, who have been tainted by the memory of missing MH370 and downed MH17.

On March 8, 2014, MH370 disappeared while flying from Malaysia to China.

Members of a rescue team watch as divers  prepare to retrieve the black box underwater  two days after it crashed while trying to land in Bali (pictured 2013 crash in Bali)

Members of a rescue team watch as divers prepare to retrieve the black box underwater two days after it crashed while trying to land in Bali (pictured 2013 crash in Bali)

Several other documents confirm there have been multiple occasions involving miscalculation of runways, resulting in minor damage to the planes in 2012 and 2013 (pictured 2004 crash in Central Java)

Several other documents confirm there have been multiple occasions involving miscalculation of runways, resulting in minor damage to the planes in 2012 and 2013 (pictured 2004 crash in Central Java)

Only months later, in July 2014, MH17 was shot down on its path from Amsterdam to Malaysia while flying over Ukraine.

All 283 passengers and 15 crew on board died. 

Indonesia has a troubling airline safety history, with the Lion Air crash just the latest in a series of accidents.

In August, a 12-year-old boy was the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed all eight other people on board the private carrier owned by private charter Dimonim Air.

Three years prior, in August 2015, 54 people were killed after a Trigana aircraft crashed in poor weather conditions near Oksibil, Indonesia.

Widely acknowledged by locals as the worst incident is a crash in September 1997 which left 222 passengers and 12 crew dead while flying over Jakarta.

The plane was on its descent when it crashed into a ravine in tree-covered mountains with smoky skies due to deliberately lit forest fires.

The captain input the wrong altitude descent into the autopilot, bringing the plane down to 1,500 feet, whereas he was supposed to descend to 2,000 feet. The captain also turned left after being told to turn right.

A trifecta of mistakes which cost more than 230 people their lives. 

Indonesia rescuers stand by as a Lion Air Boeing 737 lies partially submerged in the water three days after it crashed (pictured 2013 crash in Bali)

Indonesia rescuers stand by as a Lion Air Boeing 737 lies partially submerged in the water three days after it crashed (pictured 2013 crash in Bali)

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