Indonesia's Sriwijaya air plane crashes into water
Jakarta/UNI: The passenger plane of Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air has crashed into water not far from Jakarta, with suspected debris and body parts found in the area, the Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, citing local TV.
A coast guard ship captain is said to have reported to the local TV on the finding of the debris.
Yusuf Latief, a spokesman for Indonesia’s search and rescue office, confirmed to Xinhua earlier in the day the loss of communication with a Sriwijaya Air plane shortly after its takeoff from Jakarta with over 50 passengers aboard.
Earlier, Latief had confirmed the loss of communication with a plane of the country's Sriwijaya Air after it had taken off from Jakarta with over 50 passengers on board, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.
The Flightradar24 air service had said that the plane — Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ182 — lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than 60 seconds and four minutes after the departure from Jakarta.
"ADS-B signal from flight #SJ182 was lost at 07:40:27 UTC time. The flight was en route from Jakarta to Pontianak in Indonesia," the service wrote on Twitter.
According to the service, the aircraft was a Boeing 737-500.