Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 with 50 aboard is missing after losing contact with aviation authorities shortly after taking off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Saturday, the country’s transport ministry said.
The plane took off from Soekarno-Hatta Airport on Saturday afternoon. It was on an estimated 90-minute flight from Jakarta to Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan province on Indonesia’s Borneo island. There were 56 passengers and six crew members onboard. FlightRadar24 data showed the plane was a Boeing 737-500 series.
“A Sriwijaya plane from Jakarta to Pontianak with call sign SJY182 has lost contact,” said ministry spokesman Adita Irawati. “It last made contact at 2:40 pm (0740 GMT),” the ministry added, according to sources.