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Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:35 AM

A 737 goes missing, likely crashed

Haven't heard a word on this on any news station this morning.

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BANGKOK — A passenger jet carrying more than 60 people crashed into the Java Sea on Saturday, minutes after taking off from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, Indonesian officials said.

Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry said that the last contact with the plane, Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, was made at 2:40 p.m. local time. The Boeing 737-524 was bound for the city of Pontianak on the island of Borneo. The plane had 62 people aboard, according to an official from Sriwijaya Air, an Indonesian airline based in Jakarta.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/09/world/asia/indonesia-plane.html

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Response to luv2fly (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:36 AM

1. In normal times, a story like this might fill the news for a week or more

Trump poisons everything.

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Response to luv2fly (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:42 AM

2. It's on the front page of CNN

under "Top Stories".

It's also on the front page of ABC, the top story on AP News, etc.

I suspect they'll be covering it on TV shortly, if they aren't already. AP just reported it 10 minutes ago, according to the time stamp.

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Response to luv2fly (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:47 AM

3. It's so sad..... 4 children and a baby were on board.... this is so awful...



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Response to luv2fly (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:49 AM

4. All 737s must be grounded ASAP nt

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:59 AM

7. Maybe find out what happened first??? Nt

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Response to luv2fly (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:49 AM

5. Confirmed

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Response to luv2fly (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:59 AM

6. Not a Max. Weather may have been a factor.

There were heavy rain showers in the area. It would take flying right into a pretty severe storm for it to be the sole factor, but it may have played a part. It came down very fast, indicating that it wasn’t under control. Very sad.

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Response to luv2fly (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:06 AM

8. Indonesia missing plane - live: 'Suspected debris' found after Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 'drops 10,00

“Suspected debris” has been found in waters close to Jakarta after officials lost contact with a Boeing 737 near the Indonesian capital, prompting fears for the 62 people onboard the domestic flight.

Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 departed Jakarta for Pontianak on the island of Borneo at 2.36pm (7.36am GMT) but went missing over the Java Sea just minutes after take-off, dropping less than 10,000 feet in a minute, according to FlightRadar24.

An Indonesian Transport Ministry spokesperson said it is investigating the plane’s disappearance with search and rescue agency Basarnas and the nation’s transport safety committee, KNKT.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/indonesia-plane-missing-latest-updates-boeing-737-sriwijaya-air-flight-sj182-b1784832.html

Local media reports based on witness accounts suggest the plane may have crashed in the Thousand Islands, or Kepulauan Seribu, archipelago.

A fisherman named Solihin told the BBC Indonesian service that a plane crashed into the water near his boat.

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

And the Thousand Islands Regent, Junaedi, was reported by online news site Detik as saying that nearby residents had seen what appeared to be a plane crash near the uninhabited island of Laki – which lies 6km from the mainland.

CNN Indonesia reported Jakarta’s deputy governor, Ahmad Riza Patria, as saying that – based on Junaedi’s earlier comments – the plane was thought to have crashed in the water near Laki, but that so far only debris had been found.

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