Sriwijaya air flight SJ182- Boeing 737 loses contact in Indonesia
Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 departed Jakarta for Pontianak on the island of Borneo at 2.36pm (7.36am GMT), according to FlightRadar24 – a journey scheduled to take 95 minutes. The plane went missing after flying a short distance north of the airport somewhere above the Java Sea.
An Indonesian Transport Ministry spokesperson said it is investigating the plane’s disappearance with search and rescue agency Basarnas and the nation’s transport safety committee, KNKT.
Search and rescue agency investigating disappearance
“The missing plane is currently under investigation and under coordination with the National Search and Rescue Agency and the National Transportation Safety Committee,” Indonesian Transportation Ministry spokesperson Adita Irawati said in a statement.
Andy Gregory9 January 2021 11:57
Aircraft ‘dropped 10,000ft in one minute’, tracker says
Tracking data for the flight shows that it dropped 10,000 feet in less than a minute at the time it is believed to have lost contact, according to FlightRadar24.
Andy Gregory9 January 2021 11:51
56 passengers and 6 crew onboard, airline says
A statement released by Sriwijaya Air said the plane was on an estimated 90-minute flight from Jakarta to Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan province.
There were 56 passengers and six crew members onboard.
Andy Gregory9 January 2021 11:48
Signal was lost four minutes after takeoff, flight tracker says
According to data from FlightRadar24, the plane lost contact just four minutes after take-off.
Andy Gregory9 January 2021 11:45
Here’s the full report on the missing flight from our travel correspondent Simon Calder.
He writes that Airfleets.net shows the missing plane as being delivered to Continental Airlines in the US in May 1994. It joined the Sriwijaya Air fleet in 2012.
Andy Gregory9 January 2021 11:34
Good morning, you can follow this blog for live updates on missing Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182.
Andy Gregory9 January 2021 11:31