PETALING JAYA - The Lion Air flight JT610 which crashed in the sea of Java on Monday (Oct 29), was piloted by an Indian national from New Delhi, reported Indonesian portal Detik.com.
According to his Linkedin account, Captain Bhavye Suneja had worked in the airline for seven years and eight months.
Before Lion Air, Bhavye was a Boeing 737 trainee pilot in Emirates for four months.
The graduate of Ahlcon Public School in New Delhi had studied piloting at the Bel Air pilot training and flight school.
Lion Air said that he had clocked more than 6,000 hours of flying.
The flight, which was reported to have at least 189 people on board, lost contact 13 minutes after takeoff and is believed to have sunk after crashing into the sea off Indonesia’s island of Java.