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Indonesian Sriwijaya Air plane loses contact after taking off from Jakarta – media

/ 07:44 PM January 09, 2021

(FILES) This file photo taken over Tangerang on March 18, 2013 shows a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-300 aircraft, a similar model to the Indonesian airline’s Boeing 737-500 operating as flight SJY182 that lost contact during a flight from Jakarta to Pontianak on January 9, 2021. – Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air lost contact with one of its passenger-jet planes shortly after take-off from the capital Jakarta, the country’s transportation ministry said on January 9, 2021. (Photo by Adek BERRY / AFP)

 

JAKARTA  — A Sriwijaya Air plane with more than 50 people on board lost contact after taking off from Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province, local media reported.

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Reliable tracking service Flightradar24 said on its Twitter feed that Flight SJ182 “lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than one minute, about 4 minutes after departure from Jakarta.”

The aircraft is a 27-year-old Boeing 737-500, according to registration details included in the tracking data.

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Sriwijaya Air, an Indonesian airline, said in a statement it is still gathering more detailed information regarding the flight before it can make any statement.

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