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गृहपृष्ठInternationalIndonesian Sriwijaya Air plane loses contact minutes after takeoff

Indonesian Sriwijaya Air plane loses contact minutes after takeoff

Flight was bound to Pontianak from Jakarta


KATHMANDU – A passenger flight of Sriwijaya Air has lost contact and disappeared from radar a few minutes after departing Jakarta, international news agencies have reported citing the transport ministry of Indonesia.

It is still not clear how many passengers and crew were aboard the flight that was bound to Pontianak, the capital of the Indonesian province of West Kalimanta.

“A Sriwijaya (Air) plane from Jakarta to Pontianak (on Borneo island) with call sign SJY182 has lost contact,” the AFP news quoted ministry spokesman Adita Irawati. “It last made contact at 2:40 pm (0740 GMT).” The Boeing 737-500 has a capacity of 130. The airline has said that it was investigating the incident.





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