Indonesia launched a search operation after losing contact with a Boeing 737 passenger plane

“Video Above When the Sriwijaya Air B737-500 Plane Is Repairing At Pondok Cabe Airport, Tangerang”


Authorities are investigating debris found at sea after the disappearance of the Sriwijaya Air plane with 62 people on board minutes after takeoff

Media – A Sriwijaya Air jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers minutes after taking off from the Indonesian capital on a domestic flight on Saturday, and debris found by fishermen is being examined for sight. whether it was from the missing plane, said officials in Jakarta.

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said Flight SJ182 was delayed for one hour before taking off at 14:36. The Boeing 737-500 disappeared from radar four minutes later, after the pilot contacted air traffic control to climb to an altitude of 29,000 feet (8,839 meters), he said.

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The airline said in a statement that the plane was expected to take a 90-minute flight from Jakarta to Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan province on the Indonesian island of Borneo. The plane was carrying 50 passengers and 12 crew, all Indonesian citizens, including six extra crew members for the other trip.

The plane is not a 737 MAX model that was involved in two recent deadly accidents.

Sumadi said several ships, including four warships, were deployed in the search and rescue operation centered between Lancang island and Laki island, part of the Thousand Islands chain north of Jakarta.

Bambang Suryo Aji, Deputy Head of Operations and Preparedness for the National Search and Rescue Agency, said the rescue team collected wreckage and clothes that were found by fishermen. They turned the items over to the National Transportation Safety Committee for further investigations to determine whether they came from the missing aircraft.

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The commander of one of the search and rescue vessels named single, Eko, said the fishermen found cables and metal pieces in the water.

“The fishermen told us they found them shortly after they heard an explosion like the sound of thunder,” said Eko, adding that aviation fuel was found at the location where the fishermen found the debris.

Airplanes flying from Jakarta to Pontianak will route most of the flights over the Java Sea.

Television footage showed relatives and friends of people on the plane crying, praying and hugging as they waited at Jakarta and Pontianak airports.

Indonesia, the largest archipelago country in the world, with a population of over 260 million people,

The past few years have experienced transportation accidents on land, sea and air due to overcrowding of ferries, aging infrastructure, and poorly enforced safety standards.

In October 2018, 189 people died when a Lion Air Boeing 737-MAX plane crashed into the Java Sea about 12 minutes after taking off from Jakarta on a routine one-hour flight.

The crash – and the subsequent fatal flight in Ethiopia – saw Boeing fined $ 2.5 billion on Thursday January 7, 2021 for the claim that deceived regulators overseeing the 737 MAX model, which was grounded in flight worldwide following the two deadly accidents.

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