Sriwijaya Air aircraft carrying out Flight SJ182 disappeared from radars shortly after takeoff from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on January 9, 2020.
The airline’s Boeing 737, registered as PK-CLC, took off from Jakarta Soekarno Hatta International Airport (CGK) at 07:35 UTC on January 9, 2020. The flight SJ188 was en route to Pontianak Supadio Airport (PNK), Indonesia. Reportedly, there were over 50 people on board.
Approximately five minutes after takeoff, as it was over the Java Sea, the aircraft lost altitude and plunged down by 10,000 feet, FlightRadar.com data shows. The aircraft disaapeared from radars. Local authorities have launched search and rescue effort.
The aircraft in question was a 26 year-old Boeing 737-500, which first entered service with Continental Air Lines in 1994. Sriwijaya Air took delivery of the airplane in May 2012.
The main picture shows the Boeing 737 PK-CLC Sepinggan Airport, Indonesia, in June 2019.