By Seun Adeuyi
A Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 (registered PK-CLC) disappeared from radars shortly after takeoff.
According to flight tracker website FlightRadar24, the plane lost more than 3,000 meters of altitude in less than a minute.
Dw.com quoted a government spokesman, Adita Irawati as saying a Sriwijaya Air plane lost contact shortly after takeoff from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Saturday.
In a statement, Irawati said, “The missing plane is currently under investigation and under coordination with the National Search and Rescue Agency and the National Transportation Safety Committee.”
Tracking revealed the path of flight SJ182 ending off the coast just north of Jakarta after losing altitude.