A Sriwijaya Air 737 has lost contact with air traffic control after reportedly falling more than 10,000ft in one minute into the Java Sea, north of Jakarta.
Indonesia’s search and rescue agency has confirmed that the country’s aviation authorities have lost contact with 26-year-old aircraft, and a photo has emerged on Twitter apparently showing the debris.
Pesawat sriwijaya jatuh pic.twitter.com/OYxtASYnCO
— Penikmat Seblak (@Lakss17) January 9, 2021
Flightradar24 has verified the reports and recorded that the 737-524, PK-CLC msn 27323, recorded a highest altitude of 10,900 feet and a last recorded altitude of just 250 feet.
This is what we know about Sriwijaya Air flight #SJ182 based on ADS-B data.
Route: Jakarta to Pontianak
Aircraft: Boeing 737-500, PK-CLC
Take off: 07:36 UTC
Highest altitude: 10,900 feet
Last altitude: 250 feet
Signal lost: 07:40 UTChttps://t.co/fNZqlIR2dz pic.twitter.com/CPzFJdsuJZ
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 9, 2021
The aircraft had departed Jakarta at 2:36pm on 9 January as flight SJ182 travelling to Pontianak, West Kalimantan.
More to follow…
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