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Sriwijaya Air airline’s Boeing 737 plane disappeared this saturday few minutes after taking off from an airport in Jakarta with 62 people on board between passengers and crew and Indonesian authorities « suspect » that he « may have fallen after losing contact » with the control tower, reported the Indonesian Ministry of Transport.

« Contact was lost around 2:40 p.m. (4:40 a.m. Argentina time) with a Sriwijaya (Air) plane, which made the journey between Jakarta (capital of Indonesia) and Pontianak (on the island of Borneo), « said Transport spokesman Adita Irawati.

The crash site (Source: Flighradar24)

The head of the National Search and Rescue Agency, Bambang Suryo Aji, assured that « We have sent our teams, as well as boats, to the area where it is suspected that the plane could have fallen after losing contact » with the control tower.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Transport specified that they were traveling 50 passengers, including 10 children, and 12 crew members aboard flight SJ182, indicated ..

Fishermen found remains of the wrecked aircraft (Source: @breakingavnews)

The journey from Jakarta to Pontianak usually takes about 90 minutes, but the plane disappeared from the radars shortly after taking off, when he was flying over the Java Sea.

The low-cost company is investigating what happened and the rescue teams have already been activated.

Fishermen found remains of the wrecked aircraft (Source: @breakingavnews)

According to the FlightRadar tracking website, the plane lost 3,048 meters (10,000 feet) of altitude in less than a minute, approximately four minutes after leaving Jakarta.

In October 2018, 189 people were killed when a Boeing 737 MAX crashed into the Java Sea, 12 minutes after takeoff.

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