Local politicians mourned the teen pilot on social media after her single-engine plane crashed into a golf course.
The passenger recalled panicking, eventually searching for a flashlight to help her open the plane's doors.
There were reports of at least one fatality.
Oleg Malchanov, who survived the Moscow jetliner crash on Sunday, said he could see the plane windows melting before his eyes.
The Boeing Max 8 737, which took off from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, crashed six minutes into its journey to Nairobi, Kenya.
The Regal Princess was on a seven-day cruise.
The plane took off from Miami and was scheduled to land at a Houston airport.
Investigators were trying to learn what caused the plane to crash into the Java Sea with 189 people aboard.
The "ping" could lead investigators to the plane's second black box.
This is the second crash in the area in less than 24 hours.
It must have been the passengers' lucky day.
"We can say that the aircraft smashed into ground almost vertically at relatively high speed," a police spokesperson said.
The plane crashed only a few hundred yards away from the airport.
A plane carrying 11 people—10 passengers and a pilot—crashed about 2,000 feet up on the side of Alaska's Mount Jumbo Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
"All information about the investigation will be released by IACC, who leads the investigation."
Miraculously everyone on board survived.
Investigators are still in the process of identifying other victims and notifying next of kin.