Sriwijaya Air flight lost following departure from Indonesia | News

A Boeing 737 operated by Sriwijaya Air has long gone missing shortly right after choose-off from Indonesian capital Jakarta.

Extra than 50 individuals are believed to have been on board the passenger aircraft at the time of the incident.

The plane shed contact en route to Pontianak, located in the West Kalimantan province of the country, officers reported.

Photos of what seemed to be aircraft debris appeared on Television and social media, though the transportation ministry stated lookup and rescue endeavours had been beneath way.

Final contact with the airplane, with the simply call signal SJY182, was produced at 14:40 nearby time (07:40 GMT).

The common flight time to Pontianak, positioned on the west of the island of Borneo, is an hour-and-a-half.

In accordance to registration details, the plane is a 26-yr-outdated Boeing 737-500.

Sriwijaya Air, a community finances airline which flies to Indonesian and other south-east Asian places, explained it was nevertheless gathering data about the flight.

The aircraft is not, having said that, a Boeing 737 Max, the model involved in two key crashes in the latest several years.

The initially of those people, in 2018, associated an Indonesian Lion Air flight which crashed into the sea about 12 minutes after consider-off from Jakarta killing 189 people today.

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