02:21 GMT07 May 2021
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    Sriwijaya Air passenger flight SJ182 that took off from Jakarta airport "lost contact" with flight controllers, according to local media reports.

    The Sriwijaya Air passenger plane descended more than 10,000 feet in less than a minute, according to the flight tracker website FlightRadar24.

    According to Indonesian newspaper Republika, there were 59 passengers on board.

    The missing plane is a 'classic' Boeing 737-500 with the registration number PK-CLC (MSN 27323), which first took to the skies in May 1994.

    Sriwijaya Air said that it was collecting more information regarding the flight before it could make any statement.

    The passenger plane took off from Soekarno-Hatta Airport and was heading to Pontianak.

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      "We need to cross-check to determine why it doesn't transmit a signal," Aji said, as quoted by the state-run Antara news agency.

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      “We are aware of media reports from Jakarta regarding Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182. Our thoughts are with the crew, passengers, and their families. We are in contact with our airline customer and stand ready to support them during this difficult time,” Boeing Spokeswoman Jessica Kowal said.

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