BREAKING Sriwijaya Air #SJ182 Boeing 737 disappeared from radars after takeoff
Indonesia plane crash: Boeing 737 vanishes overseas with 50 onboard as debris found. The Sriwijaya Air passenger jet lost contact after taking off from the Indonesian capital Jakarta earlier today en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province. It had more than 60 people on board – including 10 children.
Photos show rescue workers pulling debris from the water in a desperate search for survivors. The Indonesia rescue agency confirmed suspected debris of the flight had been found. Residents of Thousand Island said they heard two explosions before finding items in the sea. It’s been reported the plane fell 10,000ft in less than one minute, about four minutes after taking off.
Surachman, a local government official, told Kompas TV that fishermen found what appeared to be the wreckage of an aircraft in waters north of Jakarta. And a search was underway. Other channels showed pictures of suspected wreckage.
“We found some cables, a piece of jeans, and pieces of metal on the water,”. Zulkifli, a security official, told CNNIndonesia.com. The Indonesian Navy has deployed 11 ships to search for the wreckage underwater. The plane is not a 737 Max, the Boeing model involved in two major crashes in recent years.
According to AirLive.net, there were 62 people on board – 56 passengers, four crew members, and two pilots.
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