Boeing 737 Crashes Into Sea After Falling 10,000 Foot After Takeoff | 22 Words

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A Boeing 737 has crashed into the sea after falling 10,000 foot shortly after takeoff.

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Tragic news just in.

A Boeing 737 has crashed into the sea.

The plane fell 10,000 feet.

And crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, journeying to Pontianak in the West Kalimantan province.

It had more than 50 people on at the time of the crash.

And although their fate has not been confirmed, it is believed that there are no survivors.

Flightradar24 confirmed the shocking news.

They wrote:
We are following reports of a missing Boeing 737-500 in Indonesia. We hope to have more information soon.

Later they wrote:

Sriwijaya Air flight #SJ182 lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than one minute, about 4 minutes after departure from Jakarta.

A local fisherman who witnessed the crash wrote:

[The plane] fell like lightning into the sea and exploded in the water. It was pretty close to us, the shards of a kind of plywood almost hit my ship.

There were thought to be 50 passengers on board.

Including seven children and three babies and 12 crew on board.

The flight reportedly vanished at 2:40pm local time.

Aviation analyst, Alex Macheras, wrote:
A passenger Boeing 737 is missing after losing contact with Indonesian authorities shortly after take off from Jakarta airport. Sriwijaya Air flight #SJ182 is a 737-500 (classic narrow body airline jet) — the aircraft in question is 26 years old.

He continued:

Sriwijaya Air is Indonesia’s third largest airline, listed as a Category 1 airline, the country’s highest safety rating

"@flightradar24’s ADS-B data from #SJ182 shows the aircraft losing “more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than 1 minute" less than 5 mins after departure."

Indonesia's transport ministry confirms a search and rescue operation is now under way after contact was lost with the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737, flight #SJ182.

"Indonesia’s ‘Basarnas’ (search and rescue agency) and KNKT (Indonesian transport safety org) confirm a search & rescue for the missing Boeing 737 is currently under way."

56 passengers and 6 crew members boarded #SJ182 - the Boeing 737-500 - when it departed Jakarta earlier today. Indonesian’s transport ministry confirms the last contact with the Sriwijaya Air flight (which had only just departed Jakarta) was at 14:20 local time.

Macheras also confirmed that wreckage had been found.

He wrote:
Scattered debris, suspected of being part of the Sriwijaya Air flight #SJ182 wreckage, has been found in the Java Sea near to Jakarta — Indonesian rescue agency.

Footage also emerged of locals finding bits of the wreckage floating in the sea.

The chilling footage has been widely shared online.

Boeing released a statement following news of the crash,

We are aware of media reports from Jakarta, and are closely monitoring the situation. We are working to gather more information.

The flight was only supposed to be 90 minutes long.

From Jakarta to Pontianak, capital of West Kalimantan province on Indonesia’s Borneo island.

Indonesia suffered another major crash back in 2018.

The crash took place in October 2018 when a Lion Air Boeing 737-Max from Jakarta crashed into the sea 15 minutes after take-off, killing 189 people. The crash was the second deadliest air disaster in the country's history.

The flight was en route to Jakarta.

And similarly to today's crash, the flight crashed just moments after takeoff killing all 189 passengers and crew on board.

It was the deadliest accident in Lion Air's 18-year history.

And it was the second deadliest crash in Indonesian history behind Garuda Indonesia Flight 152 which killed 234 people.

Garuda Indonesia Flight 152 crashed into woodland.

The plane crashed as a result of low visibility...

Our thoughts go out to all those affected by this horrific crash.

Truly horrifying.