The pilot of Lion Air flight JT 610 tried to turn his plane around before it crashed into the sea on Monday morning. According to Business Insider, the pilot had requested permission from airport control to turn around and return tot he airport just minutes before the plane crashed. The request was approved, but communications from the plane went silent until it fell into coastal waters off Java island approximately 13 minutes after takeoff. The Boeing 737 Max 8 was carrying 189 people.

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