On Saturday morning, the horrific news emerged that a Boeing 737 had crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff.
And now, in the days following the tragedy, the Indonesian navy has released footage of the underwater wreckage.
Here's the full story...
The tragic news emerged on Saturday, January 9th.A Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 had crashed into the sea.
The plane reportedly dropped 10,000 feet in altitude in under one minute...
We are following reports of a missing Boeing 737-500 in Indonesia. We hope to have more information soon.— Flightradar24 (@Flightradar24)1610187109.0
It was reported that around sixty people were onboard the aircraft at the time of the crash...
@flightradar24 🙏 For a good outcome https://t.co/20FwmDYOVI— Mark Hillman ✈️ (@Mark Hillman ✈️)1610187481.0
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 that day, they added:
BREAKING: Sriwijaya Air SJ182, a Boeing 737 flight in Indonesia disappears from radar after a sudden drop in altitude.— Scott Stedman (@Scott Stedman)1610187423.0
A local fisherman who witnessed the crash wrote:
A search and rescue operation is under way in Indonesia after contact was lost with a Boeing 737-500 passenger plan… https://t.co/cmvVSpv0Ea— Sky News (@Sky News)1610201818.0
There were thought to be sixty-two passengers on board.
BREAKING: Indonesia's Sriwijaya Air lost contact with flight SJ182, that left Jakarta at 1.25pm local time today.… https://t.co/9ZpJWdkPcU— BFM News (@BFM News)1610190600.0
The flight reportedly vanished at 2:40 pm local time.
tw // plane crash We are sending our deepest condolences and prayers for all the lost of Sriwijaya Air Boeing SJ1… https://t.co/TbIFiAKBdS— HASUNGWOON INDONESIA (@HASUNGWOON INDONESIA)1610195254.0
Sad news coming from Indonesia, hoping all the passengers who were on board using Boeing 737 jet are safe wherever… https://t.co/GAd0SxZGR5— Saliba🔴. (@Saliba🔴.)1610192287.0
"@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."
tw // plane crash In Indonesia a plane disappeared from the radar shortly after taking off, losing 10.000 feet of… https://t.co/xWjYpTJWZW— Sophieᵝ 🌸 Official JAM Wedding Planer (@Sophieᵝ 🌸 Official JAM Wedding Planer)1610193236.0
"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."
#UPDATE Indonesia's #SriwijayaAir lost contact with one of its Boeing 737 passenger planes shortly after take-off f… https://t.co/hTqB4TLvQu— AFP News Agency (@AFP News Agency)1610192705.0
Macheras also confirmed that wreckage had been found.
Another Boeing 737 passenger aircraft goes off radar just 4-4 minutes after take off. Sriwijaya Air SJ182 Indonesia… https://t.co/o62qe73yBV— Nagarjun Dwarakanath (@Nagarjun Dwarakanath)1610188168.0
Over the weekend, locals have been finding bits of the wreckage floating in the sea...
Boeing are in the process of paying damages for the last two planes that crashed a few years ago and another Boeing… https://t.co/Cmyu8lVM7u— Cornel✠ (@Cornel✠)1610191380.0
Boeing released a statement following news of the crash...
Some distressing news coming in of Boeing 737 going missing from #Indonesia shortly after take-off. It dropped al… https://t.co/i3eapBJsAR— Poulomi Saha (@Poulomi Saha)1610187967.0
The flight was only supposed to be ninety minutes long.
We are aware of media reports from Jakarta, and are closely monitoring the situation. We are working to gather more information.— Boeing Airplanes (@Boeing Airplanes)1610202390.0
And now, footage has been released by the divers who have been searching the crash site...They were hoping that they'd be able to find the black boxes from the airplane.
The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 is now in pieces on the ocean floor...Along with all of the items brought by passengers, including children's backpacks and toys.
The rescue operation includes around 2,600 people, helping to remove parts of the plane, as well as the bodies...
Very saddened hear about the tragic Plane Crash near #Jakarta . May Allah grant them the place of Jannah and patien… https://t.co/YI4i4e0gGS— Mohammad Ramjan (@Mohammad Ramjan)1610373483.0
Body bags have been taken to a police hospital...
The most heartbreaking picture from #SJ182 💔 #SriwijayaAir #Boeing737 #Indonesia #planecrash #AvGeek #aviation… https://t.co/wVcKgVxuRt— Pratham Yadahalli (@Pratham Yadahalli)1610360850.0
Our thoughts go out to all those affected by this horrific crash.
Video released by the Indonesian Navy shows divers searching for the black boxes of Sriwijaya Air flight jet that c… https://t.co/9zyzVz6de4— Ravi Chaturvedi (@Ravi Chaturvedi)1610346434.0