Indonesian Sriwijaya Air 737-500 goes missing after taking off from Jakarta
Jan 09 2021
The last data signal from the aircraft was at 2:40 p.m., at an altitude of 250 feet, according to FlightRadar24, which cites commercially available flight data that airplanes transmit to ground receivers and satellites. It had 56 passengers on board, along with two pilots and four cabin crew, MetroTV reported. The flight time between Jakarta and Pontianak is usually 90 minutes.
The authorities have started search and rescue operations for the missing plane with the National Search and Rescue Agency and the National Transportation Safety Committee, according to ministry spokesman.
According to local media reports, fishermen have reportedly found what may be debris of an aircraft north of Jakarta in the Thousand Islands.
The aircraft involved was built in 1994 and first operated for Continental Air Lines as N27610.
Indonesian soldiers stand near a crisis centre set up after the plane went missing.
"We are working to gather more information", they said. So it is hard to see around clearly. This plane formed part of the 737 Classic series, the second generation of 737, which was built during the 1980s and 1990s.
Flight tracking website Flightradar24.com tok say di aeroplane don lose more dan 3,000m (10,000ft) for altitude in less dan one minute.
Jefferson Irwin Jauwena, the chief executive of Sriwijaya Air, said on Saturday night that "that are very concerned about this incident".