1.09.2021

Indonesian passenger jet with 62 people on board declared missing after falling 10,000ft' takeoff

Indonesian passenger jet with 62 people on board goes missing after 'falling 10,000ft'  takeoff

It was reported that a Boeing 737 passengers jet with 62 people on board was declared missing after an high speed takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Sriwijaya Air plane took off from Soekarno-Hatta international airport on Saturday at 1.56 pm for a 90-minute flight over the Java Sea between Jakarta and Pontianak in West Kalimantan - Indonesia's section of Borneo island, Indonesian Transportation Ministry spokesperson Adita Irawati said.
Indonesian passenger jet with 62 people on board goes missing after 'falling 10,000ft'  takeoff
According to the Spokesperson, He said that the Beoing B737-500 plane lost contact with the control tower around 2:40pm.

She said: 'A Sriwijaya (Air) plane from Jakarta to Pontianak (on Borneo island) with call sign SJY182 has lost contact.

'It last made contact at 2:40 pm (0740 GMT).' 
Indonesian passenger jet with 62 people on board goes missing after 'falling 10,000ft'  takeoff

The Families of the passengers and crew are fearing the worse after rescuers looking for the jet say they have discovered suspected debris in the ocean north of the capital.



A statement released by the airline was confirmed that the plane was on an estimated 90-minute flight from Jakarta to Pontianak with 56 passengers and six crew members onboard.

A search and rescue operation is underway in coordination with the National Search and Rescue Agency and the National Transportation Safety Committee.

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Authorities have also deployed a search vessel and paramedics are on hand to aid any survivors.

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