India's Bhavye Suneja captain of LionAirplane that crashed Pilot was an Indian

A Delhi boy, Bhavye Suneja, was captain of the ill-fated Indonesian carrier Lion Air’s Boeing 737 Max that crashed into the sea while operating a domestic flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang on Monday with 189 people on board.

The jet vanished from radar just 13 minutes after taking off from the Indonesian capital, plunging into the ocean. Video footage apparently filmed at the scene of the crash showed a slick of fuel on the surface of the water.Crashed into water

 "The plane crashed into water about 30 to 40 metres deep," he told AFP. Sindu Rahayu, directorate general of Civil Aviation at the transport ministry, said the aircraft was carrying 178 adult passengers, one child and two babies, with two pilots and five flight attendants.

 "The plane had requested to return to base before finally disappearing from the radar," he added in a statement.

Joined Lion Air in 2011
Bhavye Suneja, a resident of Mayur Vihar who passed out of the locality’s Ahlcon Public School in 2005, joined Indonesian Low Cost Carrier (#LCC) Lion Air in March 2011 where he flies the Boeing 737. Suneja’s Facebook page shows him a happy family man. Requested for posting in India
The VP of a leading airline in India that operates the Boeing 737 said Suneja, 31, was considering returning to India.

 “We spoke this July. He is a very sweet sounding person. Being an experienced pilot of the B737 with an incident, accident free record, we were keen to have him with us because of his good credentials.
His only request was that he wanted a Delhi posting as he is from the city,” said the senior official. “I told him that once he flies with us for a year we will consider his posting in Delhi. He wanted our assistance in getting an Indian ATPL (commander’s licence).Carrier

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