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Indonesian passenger jet with 62 people on board goes missing after ‘falling 10,000ft’ following takeoff (photos)

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Indonesian passenger jet with 62 people on board goes missing after

 A Boeing 737 passenger jet with 62 people onboard has gone missing after plummeting 10,000 feet following takeoff from Jakarta.

 

The Sriwijaya Air plane took off from Soekarno-Hatta international airport on Saturday at 1.56 pm for a 90-minute flight over the Java Sea between Jakarta and Pontianak in West Kalimantan – Indonesia’s section of Borneo island, Indonesian Transportation Ministry spokesperson Adita Irawati said.

 

Indonesian passenger jet with 62 people on board goes missing after

 

As of 2.40 pm, the spokesperson said the Boeing B737-500 plane lost contact with the control tower.

 

She said: ‘A Sriwijaya (Air) plane from Jakarta to Pontianak (on Borneo island) with call sign SJY182 has lost contact.

 

‘It last made contact at 2:40 pm (0740 GMT).’

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