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Sriwijaya Air plane with over 60 passengers is missing

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The 27 years old Sriwijaya Air plane is allegedly missing after it took off from the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta on Saturday. The  Sriwijaya Air plane with over 60 people on board is allegedly missing after it took-off from the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, on Saturday The budget airline disclosed in a statement issued, according to CNN. 

The airline explained that the Boeing 737-500 was on an estimated 90-minute flight from Jakarta to Pontianak, capital of West Kalimantan province on Indonesia’s Borneo Island. It added that there were 56 passengers and six crew members on board. According to the report, Surachman, a local government official, said that some fishermen found what appeared to be the wreckage of an aircraft in waters, north of Jakarta, and a search is under way. Indonesian Transportation Ministry Spokeswoman, Adita Irawati, said “The missing plane is currently under investigation and under coordination with the National Search and Rescue Agency and the National Transportation Safety Committee. It last made contact at 2:40pm [0740 GMT].  Also, a reliable tracking service firm, Flightradar24, tweete“Flight SJ182 lost more than 10,000 feet [3,000 metres] of altitude in less than one minute, about 4 minutes after departure from Jakarta.”

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