Indonesia: Sriwijaya Air plane loses contact during flight
An Indonesian plane flown by Sriwijaya Air with more than 50 people on board has lost contact after taking off from Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday. The Boeing 737 was travelling o Pontianak in West Kalimantan province local media have reported.
What has happened to the Boeing 737?
As yet, no information on what happened to the plane has been given, and Sriwijaya Air is gathering information.
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Reliable flight tracking service Flightradar24 said on its Twitter feed Flight SJ182 “lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than one minute, about 4 minutes after departure from Jakarta”.
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The aircraft is a 27-year-old Boeing 737-500, according to registration details included in the tracking data.
The plane is described as a Boeing 737-500 “classic” with registration number PK-CLC (MSN 27323).
Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 had departed from Jakarta to Pontianak in Indonesia around 7.40am local time.
Contact was lost with the plane just minutes after takeoff.
Sriwijaya Air, an Indonesian airline, said in a statement it is still gathering more detailed information regarding the flight before it can make any statement.
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