Plane crash: Boeing 737-500 Sriwijaya Air (PK-CLC), crashed in Indonesia
The Boeing 737-500 Sriwijaya Air (PK-CLC) aircraft, which operated flight SJ182 (Jakarta - Pontianak), crashed shortly after takeoff.
Flight tracking data suggests that the aircraft, a Boeing 737-500, took off from runway 35R at 14:35 (07:35 UTC). He made a right turn, crossing the shore line at 14:39. It reached an altitude of about FL110 before entering a rapid descent. The last position was recorded at 14:40 (07:40 UTC).
There were 62 people on board (46 adults, 7 children, 3 infants and 6 crew members).
Airplane search operation
"Basarnas" from Indonesia (search and rescue agency) and KNKT (Indonesian transport safety organization) confirm that a search and rescue is underway for the missing Boeing 737-500 in the Java Sea.
Some images of the wreckage of the aircraft appeared. It appears that the plane disintegrated on impact with the water.
Sriwijaya Air is the 3rd largest airline in Indonesia, listed as a "Category 1" airline. This is the highest class when it comes to safety.
The Boeing 737-500 Sriwijaya Air (PK-CLC) aircraft was 26 years and 8 months old. The first flight operated on May 13, 1994. Sriwijaya Air is an Indonesian airline specializing in domestic and regional flights to Indonesia. It owns a fleet of 19 Boeing 737 aircraft (5 x 737-500; 11 x 737-800 and 2 x 737-900ER).
Condolences to the families of those who perished in this tragic plane crash!