There were 56 passengers on the plane, including three babies and seven minors, and six crew members, according to the flight manifest
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Jakarta.- The aviation authorities of Indonesia they lost contact with a commercial plane of the Sriwijaya airline with 56 passengers on board within minutes of take off when flying over the ocean.
« Contact has been lost with a Sriwajaya aircraft during its route from Jakarta to Pontianak with the call code SJY 182. The last contact took place at 2:40 p.m. (local time, 6:40 GMT) … We will provide more information as it arrives, « said Adita Irawati, spokesperson for the Indonesian Ministry of Transport.
Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane, a Boeing 737-524, 13 minutes after he took off from Sukarno-Hatta International Airport, in the capital Indonesia, bound for Pontianak, capital of West Borneo, as it flew over the sea off the coast of Jakarta and after he lost altitude rapidly.
There were 56 passengers on the plane, including three babies and seven minors, and six crew members, according to the flight manifest, to which Efe has had access.
At the moment, the agency Indonesia of search and rescue, Basarna, has already sent a team to the area, reports the local media Kompas.
Meanwhile, the governor of the Seribu Islands, near the point where contact with the device was lost, declared that the inhabitants of the place had heard an explosion at the same time, according to statements by the local portal Detik.
For their part, nearby fishermen told local media that they had witnessed an explosion and found the possible remains of a plane crash floating in the sea that the authorities have not yet confirmed.
In images shown by the local KompasTV portal, several fishermen who were fishing in the area of the possible accident showed cables and other equipment that they had found in the vicinity of the place where the plane’s trace was lost.