JAKARTA: A ‘Sriwijaya Air’ aircraft with more than 50 individuals on board lost contact after removing from Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday (January 9, 2021) en path to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province, regional media reported.
Reliable tracking service Flight radar24 stated on its Twitter feed that Flight SJ182 “lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than one minute, about 4 minutes after departure from Jakarta”.
Surachman, a city government authorities, informed Kompas TELEVISION that anglers discovered what seemed the wreckage of an airplane in waters north of Jakarta and a search was underway. Other channels revealed images of presumed wreckage.
“We found some cables, a piece of jeans, and pieces of metal on the water,” Zulkifli, a security authorities, informed CNNIndonesia.com.
The airplane is a 27-year-old Boeing 737-500, according to registration information consisted of in the tracking information.
Sriwijaya Air, an Indonesian airline company, stated in a declaration it is still collecting more in-depth info relating to the flight prior to it can make any declaration.
National search and rescue firm Basarnas stated it might offer no instant remark.
A Boeing 737 MAX run by Indonesian airline company Lion Air crashed off Jakarta in late 2018, eliminating all 189 travelers and team. The aircraft that lost contact on Saturday is a much older design.