Sunday, 17 January 2021 | 09:22 WIB

FlightRadar24: Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182 Descended 10,000 Feet in a Minute

FlightRadar24: Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182 Descended 10,000 Feet in a Minute (wikimedia)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Sriwijaya Air passenger aircraft flight SJY-182 bound to Pontianak from Jakarta has reportedly lost contact in the Seribu Islands area not long after taking off from Soekarno Hatta International Airport. Passenger aircraft monitoring website FlightRadar24 said the plane plummeted 10,000 feet in 1 minute.

"Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 lost altitude of more than 10,000 feet in one minute, about four minutes after departure from Jakarta," FlightRadar24 said in its twitter account, on Saturday (01/09/2021).

Monitored from the FlightRadar24 website, the Sriwijaya Air plane had reached an altitude of 10,900 feet. Suddenly, the altitude changed to 8,950 feet, descended to 5,400 feet, until lastly observed at 250 feet. After that, the plane lost contact.

Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 is a Boeing 737-500 with registration number PK-CLC.

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Branch Communication and Legal Manager Haerul Anwar said the Sriwijaya aircraft had lost contact around Lancang Island in Seribu Islands.

"We lost contact with the flight at around Tanjung Pasir, Lancang Island," Haerul said when asked for confirmation.

He said the aircraft, with flight number SJY-182, was en route from Soekarno-Hatta Airport to Supadio Airport in Pontianak, West Kalimantan.

Meanwhile, Sriwijaya Air is currently still investigating the loss contact of flight SJ-182.

"Sriwijaya Air is still in contact with various related parties in order to get more detailed information regarding flight SJ-182 from Jakarta to Pontianak," Sriwijaya Air's Senior Manager Corporate Communication Theodora Erika said.