Searching for the wreckage of an Indonesian passenger plane vanished from radar screens

January 09, 2021
Searching for the wreckage of an Indonesian passenger plane vanished from radar screens Searching for the wreckage of an Indonesian passenger plane vanished from radar screens

Dubai United Arab Emirates:- A search is underway for a passenger plane belonging to the "Sriwijaya" airline, as it lost contact shortly after taking off from Jakarta, according to the Indonesian Ministry of Transport.

The plane was on a flight "from Jakarta to Pontianak and has the call number + SJY182 +", and its last call was recorded at 14:40 (0740 GMT).

The location of the aircraft was determined and the (location) coordinates were determined and delivered to all naval ships in the area.

Two ships were sent to the site where the plane was likely to have crashed minutes after take-off, with 62 passengers on board, including ten children.

The ill-fated plane was on its way to Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan Province.

"We are deploying our teams and ships to the site where it is likely that (the plane) crashed after losing contact" with air traffic controllers, said Bambang Suriu Aji, a relief agency official.

And the Ministry of Transport stated that the plane was carrying fifty passengers, including ten children, and a crew of 12.

The Flight Radar 24 aircraft tracking service said on Twitter that the SG182 flight had fallen more than 10,000 feet from the altitude at which it was flying in less than one minute, about 4 minutes after take-off.

The registration details included in the tracking data indicate that the plane carrying more than 50 people is a Boeing 737-500 and entered service 27 years ago.

The Indonesian airline "Sriwijaya Air" said in a statement that it was still gathering more detailed information about the flight, before it was able to issue any statement.

It was not immediately clear how many passengers and crew members were on board the Boeing 737-500, while the company said it was conducting an investigation.

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