Indonesian Boeing 737 crashes with 59 people on board

Source : 112 Ukraine

Sriwijaya Air's passenger aircrafit was following the route Jakarta - Pontianak
16:32, 9 January 2021

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Indonesian Boeing 737-500 passenger plane, whic was en route from Jakarta to Pontianak, disappeared from the radar a few minutes after takeoff. This is reported by Republika.

This information has already been confirmed by the Indonesian Ministry of Transport.

Reportedly, there were 59 passengers on board.

According to the FlightRadar24 service, the plane lost about 3 km of altitude within a minute before losing communication.

At the same time, the detikNews outlet writes that the plane crashed near the island of Lucky.

Indonesian Boeing 737-500
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Also, Indonesian media reported that rescuers have already begun a search operation.

In 2018 in Indonesia, the passenger plane Boeing 737 of the Lion Air airline fell into the sea. Boeing flew from Jakarta to Pangkalpinang (Indonesia). 13 minutes after takeoff, the plane lost contact with ground services. Before the accident, the Boeing 737 crew requested permission from the air traffic control service to return to the airport.

There were 189 people on board. They all died. Later it was reported that Lion Air's Boeing 737 Max 8 collapsed from a strong impact on the surface of the Java Sea.

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