REUTERS

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is checking information on whether any Ukrainians were among the passengers of Lion Air's Boeing 737 that crashed off Indonesia coast October 29.

"The Consul of Ukraine is checking the information whether there could be Ukrainians among the passengers of the Lion Air plane, which fell into the sea off Indonesia," the Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine wrote on Twitter.

As UNIAN reported earlier, a Lion Air flight with 189 people on board has crashed during a short flight from the Indonesian capital Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang, according to Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency (SAR).

The Boeing 737 flight JT 610 was carrying 181 passengers, including one child and two infants, as well as six crew members and two pilots, according to officials speaking at a news conference Monday, CNN wrote.