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Indonesian plane with 62 passengers crashes: Report

January 09, 2021 21:34 IST

The passenger plane of Indonesia's Sriwijaya Air, that lost contact soon after the takeoff, has crashed in water not far from Jakarta on Saturday, Xinhua reported citing local TV.

IMAGE: Family of a Sriwijaya Air passenger wait after Flight SJ182, with over 60 people on board, lost contact after the Boeing 737-500 took off, according to local media at Supadio Airport, Kubu Raya, West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. Photograph: Antara Foto/Reuters

Human body parts and debris of the plane were found, Captain EKo Surya Hadi, commander of Trisula coast guard ship.

 

The flight was carrying 59 passengers, including six children, reported Indonesian newspaper Republika.

Earlier it was reported, Indonesia's Sriwijaya Air lost contact with a Boeing 737-500.

The plane lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than a minute, reported flight tracker website FlightRadar24.

The plane took off from Soekarno-Hatta Airport.

It was heading to Pontianak, the provincial capital of West Kalimantan.

Source: ANI