Boeing 737 passenger jet VANISHES over sea after ‘falling 10,000ft’


Boeing 737 jet with 50 passengers onboard VANISHES over sea after ‘falling 10,000ft’ on takeoff from Indonesian capital Jakarta

  • The Sriwijaya Air plane took off from Jakarta and was heading to Pontianak
  • Lost contact with control room after takeoff, according to local media reports
  • Plane is understood to have fallen 10,000 feet in less than 60 seconds  

A Boeing 737 passenger jet carrying 50 passengers has disappeared over the sea after plummeting 10,000 feet shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, reports claim. 

The Sriwijaya Air plane took off from the Indonesian capital on Saturday and was heading to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province when it lost contact with the control room, according to local media reports.

The plane – believed to be a Boeing B737-500 – is understood to have fallen 10,000 feet in less than 60 seconds just four minutes after it took off. 

Flightradar24 tweeted: ‘We are following reports of a missing Boeing 737-500 in Indonesia. We hope to have more information soon.’

Indonesian airline Sriwijaya Air is still is still getting more information before issuing a statement. 

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