Offbeat What do we know about the Boeing missing in Indonesia?

17:05  09 january  2021
17:05  09 january  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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A Boeing 737 believed to be carrying 62 people on board goes missing after take-off in Indonesia . The BBC's Jerome Wirawan in Jakarta says that the latest events will bring up difficult questions and emotions in Indonesia , whose airline industry has faced intense scrutiny since the Lion Air crash.

Flight SJ182 disappeared from radars shortly after takeoff. The Boeing 737 plane lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than a minute, reported flight What we know so far: The flight last made contact at 2:40 p.m. (0740 UTC). It was carrying 59 passengers, including five children and a baby

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According to information from the Indonesian Ministry of Transport, the aircraft disappeared this morning shortly after takeoff from Jakarta is a Boeing 737-500, a version of the medium-haul much earlier than that of the B 737 MAX involved in the double crash of Indonesian Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines. The Sriwijaya Air aircraft (flight SJ182) connecting Djakarta to Pontianak, on the island of Borneo, with 59 passengers, is registered PK-CLC. The first owner of this aircraft was Continental Airlines in United States in 1994. He joined the Sriwijaya Air fleet in 2012. This company operates around ten B 737s, all old, even very old, like the PK-CLC almost 27 years old. An airliner rarely flies more than thirty years.

Boeing passenger jet missing in Indonesia after takeoff, officials say

  Boeing passenger jet missing in Indonesia after takeoff, officials say A passenger jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers after taking off from Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, on Saturday.Sriwijaya Air flight #SJ182, a Boeing 737-500, took off from Jakarta at about 1:56 p.m. local time and lost contact with the control tower at 2:40 p.m., said Indonesian Transportation Ministry spokesperson Adita Irawati.

Indonesia has been plagued by transportation accidents on land, sea and air because of overcrowding on ferries, ageing infrastructure and poorly enforced safety standards. ‘Suspected debris’ found after plane goes missing over Indonesia . A file photo of PK-CLC, the Boeing 737 missing in Indoneisa.

Indonesia searches for missing airliner. A Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 with 62 people on board got into an "accident" and is now missing after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesian Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi said during a news conference.

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The missing plane was fitted out with a business cabin with 8 seats and an economy cabin with 112 seats. The weather could be considered good for the region, with a cloudy ceiling at 1,700 feet (nearly 600 meters) with rain and cumulonimbus clouds.

After five minutes of flight, radar contact was lost at 7:40 a.m. GMT, 11 miles (about twenty kilometers) north of Jakarta, according to FlightAware . Residents of neighboring islands, at sea aboard two boats, heard two explosions, then reportedly found debris on the waves. It was raining at the time. Residents returned to land on their islands about two hours later and reported to the police.

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Indonesian divers retrieved the battered casing of the cockpit voice recorder from the Sriwijaya Air jet that plunged into the Java Sea on Jan. 9, but not the crucial memory unit containing its data. © Bloomberg National Transportation Safety Commission officers present the flight data recorder recovered from the Sriwijaya Air SJ 182 crash site on the dockside at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Indonesian Navy divers retrieved the black boxes of the Sriwijaya Air Boeing Co.

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