Lion Air boss Daniel Adi insisted there is 'no reason' people should be afraid to use his airline after the crash which killed 189
The boss of Lion Air says he has no idea why people wouldn't want to fly with the airline just days after a crash which killed 189.
Daniel Adi, managing director of the budget airline, said on Thursday that there is 'no reason' to fear getting on one of the company's planes.
At the same time Adi admitted that he doesn't know what caused Flight JT610 to fall from the sky on Monday, marking the fifth Lion Air plane to crash in the last 20 years.
Adi told ABC that he has full confidence in his pilots and engineers, and is at a loss to explain Lion Air's safety record.
'These are the same questions with me, he said. 'We have already tried to do our best to evaluate what happened.'
'Now is the second time we've been audited by IOSA (International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit) and we've passed, so for sure, why we have to be scared or don't want to fly with us? I don't know. There is no reason for that.'
Adi spoke out as the first images emerged of wreckage of Flight JT610 sitting on the sea bed near Jakarta, where it was departing from when it came down.
The pilot had radioed air traffic control shortly after take-off and asked to return to the airport before losing contact.
Divers recovered one of the plane's black box recorders on Thursday (pictured) which may help solve the mystery of how the plane crashed, as Adi admits he has no idea what happened
Divers also released the first images of the wreckage of the plane on the sea bed, where they found the recorder
A large debris field was found floating on the surface shortly after the crash, but the underwater wreck had not been seen until now
A large debris field made up of passengers' possessions was found floating on the sea surface the same day, but wreckage had not been found underwater until now.
Among the twisted hunks of metal and