JAKARTA – International News – A Sriwijaya Air airline with sixty-two people onboard lost contact with air traffic control just after taking off from Jakarta the capital of Indonesia earlier on Saturday. on a domestic flight, officials said. Local authorities are confirming Flight SJ182 crashed into a island that nobody lives at it.
Indonesia's Ministry of Transport says Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 was carrying 56 passengers (46 adults, seven children, and three infants) and six crew members. https://t.co/v2g1CHe2hw pic.twitter.com/v6aFYFhM6K
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Indonesian Transportation Ministry spokesperson Adita Irawati says, “The Boeing 737-500 took off from Jakarta at about 1:56 pm and lost contact with the control tower at 2:40 pm.
This is what we know about Sriwijaya Air flight #SJ182 based on ADS-B data.
Route: Jakarta to Pontianak
Aircraft: Boeing 737-500, PK-CLC
Take off: 07:36 UTC
Highest altitude: 10,900 feet
Last altitude: 250 feet
Signal lost: 07:40 UTChttps://t.co/fNZqlIR2dz pic.twitter.com/CPzFJdsuJZ
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“The missing plane is currently under investigation and under co-ordination with the National Search and Rescue Agency and the National Transportation Safety Committee,” Irawati says in a statement.
A statement released by the Sriwijaya Air reports that the plane was on an estimated 90-minute flight from Jakarta to Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan province on Indonesia’s Borneo island. There were 56 passengers and six crew members onboard.