Indonesian officers say they’ve misplaced contact with a Sriwijaya Air Boeing jet carrying 62 individuals


Relations of passengers on board lacking Sriwijaya Air flight SJY182 anticipate information on the Supadio airport in Pontianak on Indonesia’s Borneo island on January 9, 2021.

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A Sriwijaya Air passenger jet carrying 62 individuals misplaced contact with air visitors controllers after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Saturday on a home flight, officers mentioned.

Indonesian Transportation Ministry spokesperson Adita Irawati mentioned the Boeing 737-500 took off from Jakarta at about 1:56 p.m. and misplaced contact with the management tower at 2:40 p.m.

A press release launched by the airline mentioned the airplane was on an estimated 90-minute flight from Jakarta to Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan province on Indonesia’s Borneo island. There have been 56 passengers and 6 crew members onboard.

Irawati mentioned in a press release {that a} search and rescue operation was underway in coordination with the Nationwide Search and Rescue Company and the Nationwide Transportation Security Committee.

A airplane flying from Jakarta to Pontianak would spend many of the flight over the Java Sea. There was nonetheless no signal of the lacking airplane as evening fell.

Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago nation, with greater than 260 million individuals, has been affected by transportation accidents on land, sea and air due to overcrowding on ferries, getting old infrastructure and poorly enforced security requirements.

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