Plane not fit to fly, says passenger on previous day's flight

Ms Pradita Cyntiawati Yoga, who was on Lion Air Flight JT43 with her bank colleagues on Sunday night, posted videos online describing the rough flight. The same plane was used the next day for Flight JT610 and crashed 13 minutes after take-off.
Ms Pradita Cyntiawati Yoga, who was on Lion Air Flight JT43 with her bank colleagues on Sunday night, posted videos online describing the rough flight. The same plane was used the next day for Flight JT610 and crashed 13 minutes after take-off.PHOTO: PRADITA CYNTIAWATI YOGA/ INSTAGRAM

First came a three-hour delay, with biscuits, and rice with chicken, distributed to passengers hunkered down for the wait.

Then, upon boarding, a stuffy cabin - and a sense of dread.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 01, 2018, with the headline 'Plane not fit to fly, says passenger on previous day's flight'. Print Edition | Subscribe