Plane crash: Boeing 737-500 Sriwijaya Air (PK-CLC), crashed in Indonesia

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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).

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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.

Plane crash: Boeing 737-500 Sriwijaya Air
Plane crash: Boeing 737-500 Sriwijaya Air

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.

Plane debris, crashed in Indonesia

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!

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