A search and rescue operations are underway for a Sriwijaya Air plane which lost contact on Saturday, January 9, 2021.
According to flight tracker website FlightRadar24, Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ182 disappeared from radars shortly after takeoff. The Boeing 737 lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than one minute, about 4 minutes after departure from Jakarta.
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 9, 2021
The flight was en route from Jakarta to Pontianak in Indonesia with 62 persons on board.
Flight #SJ182 which was operated by a Boeing 737-500 “classic” with registration number PK-CLC (MSN 27323), has been in the skies for 26 years after making its first flight in May 1994.
A Sriwijaya Air plane lost contact shortly after takeoff from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Saturday, according to government spokesman Adita Irawati.
“The missing plane is currently under investigation and under coordination with the National Search and Rescue Agency and the National Transportation Safety Committee,” Irawati said in a statement.
“We found some cables, a piece of jeans, and pieces of metal on the water,” CNN Indonesia quoted security official Zulkifli as saying.
A patrol boat from the Ministry of Transportation found possible human body parts and oil near to the reported site of the crash, reported local news outlet Kompas.
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