A Boeing 737 operated by Sriwijaya Air has gone lacking shortly after take-off from Indonesian capital Jakarta.
Greater than 50 individuals are believed to have been on board the passenger airplane on the time of the incident.
The plane misplaced contact en path to Pontianak, situated within the West Kalimantan province of the nation, officers stated.
Footage of what gave the impression to be plane particles appeared on TV and social media, whereas the transport ministry stated search and rescue efforts had been underneath manner.
Final contact with the airplane, with the decision signal SJY182, was made at 14:40 native time (07:40 GMT).
The standard flight time to Pontianak, located on the west of the island of Borneo, is an hour-and-a-half.
In accordance with registration particulars, the airplane is a 26-year-old Boeing 737-500.
Sriwijaya Air, an area funds airline which flies to Indonesian and different south-east Asian locations, stated it was nonetheless gathering details about the flight.
The airplane shouldn’t be, nevertheless, a Boeing 737 Max, the mannequin concerned in two main crashes lately.
The primary of these, in 2018, concerned an Indonesian Lion Air flight which crashed into the ocean about 12 minutes after take-off from Jakarta killing 189 folks.
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