A Sriwijaya Air plane thought to have 62 people on board lost contact after taking off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Saturday and rescuers said suspected debris had been found in the sea off the city.
This is what we know about Sriwijaya Air flight #SJ182 based on ADS-B data.— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 9, 2021
Route: Jakarta to Pontianak
Aircraft: Boeing 737-500, PK-CLC
Take off: 07:36 UTC
Highest altitude: 10,900 feet
Last altitude: 250 feet
Signal lost: 07:40 UTChttps://t.co/fNZqlIR2dz pic.twitter.com/CPzFJdsuJZ
#BREAKING Rescue team find parts of the Boeing 737-500 Sriwijaya aircraft #SJ182— ALPHA PRO (@DTMsport) January 9, 2021
The plane lost more than 10,000 ft altitude in less than a min before disappearing from radar.
Sources confirmed the crash. pic.twitter.com/kgTvok0Rod
It was raining at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at the time of take-off for Pontianak, around 740 kilometer (460 miles) away.
Indonesia's Ministry of Transport says Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 was carrying 56 passengers (46 adults, seven children, and three infants) and six crew members. https://t.co/v2g1CHe2hw pic.twitter.com/v6aFYFhM6K— Breaking Aviation News & Videos (@breakingavnews) January 9, 2021
The 737-500 is two generations of development before the most recent 737 MAX, which has been embroiled in a worldwide safety crisis following crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. It does not use the software system implicated in those crashes.