Sriwijaya Air Flight with 62 onboard Crashes

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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.

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.

“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.

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