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24th February 2021
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Boeing Speak On Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182 Disappearance

Boeing Speak On Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182 Disappearance

Boeing as a company, has reacted to Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-180 disappearance after takeoff from country’s capital, Jakarta.

Boeing, in a statement, released a few hours after the disappearance of the Sriwijaya Air Flith SJ-180, said they are aware of the incident and their thoughts are with the crew, passengers, and their families. 

The American company said:

“We are aware of media reports from Jakarta regarding Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182. Our thoughts are with the crew, passengers, and their families. We are in contact with our airline customer and stand ready to support them during this difficult time,” the statement said.

The Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 was carrying about 62 people, with a capacity of 130 lost contacts en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province.      

Flight tracking website Flightradar24.com said the aircraft had lost more than 3,000m (10,000ft) in altitude in less than a minute.

Pictures of what seemed to be aircraft debris appeared on TV and social media.

A number of residents of an island near where the plane disappeared told the BBC Indonesian service they had found objects they thought were from the plane.

The transport ministry said search and rescue efforts were under way for the Indonesia Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737.

It said last contact with the plane, with the call sign SJY182, was made at 14:40 local time (07:40 GMT).

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