A Boeing 737 passenger jet has lost contact with air traffic control shortly after taking off from the Indonesian capital Jakarta, local media reported on Saturday.
The Sriwijaya Air flight, which is said to be carrying more than 50 people on board, was en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province. The Indonesian airline said it is still gathering more detailed information regarding the flight before it can make any statement.
– According to tracking website Flight24, the aircraft plunged 10,000 feet in less than 60 seconds as it flew over the Java Sea, about four minutes after taking off from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
– The flight, Sriwijaya Air’s SJY 182, took off from Jakarta and was scheduled to land at Pontianak in West Kalimantan region.
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