Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya told a news conference that 62 people had been aboard, including 12 crew.
Reports of media said, suspected debris has been located in waters north of Jakarta, according to reports, but it’s not confirmed to be from the missing plane.
Indonesian Transportation Ministry spokesperson Adita Irawati said the Boeing 737-500 took off from Jakarta at about 1:56 p.m. and lost contact with the control tower at 2:40 p.m.
A statement released by the Sriwijaya Air, said the Boeing 737-500 was on an estimated 90-minute flight from Jakarta to Pontianak, capital of West Kalimantan province on Indonesia’s Borneo island.
Captain EKo Surya Hadi, commander of Trisula coast guard ship said, human body parts and debris of the plane were found. Spokesman of Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Office Yusuf Latief said rescue teams were heading to the scene after receiving information.
Indonesian authorities confirm #SriwijayaAir flight #SJ182 , a Boeing 737-500 carrying 62 goes is missing after losing contact with Air traffic control shortly after take-off from Jakarta.
Sriwijaya aircraft #SJ182 goes missing shortly after take off from Jakarta The Boeing 737-500 plane lost more than 10,000 ft altitude in less than a min before disappearing from radar.