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Source: Niniek Karmini And Edna Tarigan The Associated Press, globalnews.ca, January 10, 2020

“The plane was carrying 50 passengers and 12 crew members, all Indonesian nationals, including six extra crew for another trip.”

A jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on a domestic flight on Saturday, and debris found by fishermen was being examined to see if it was from the missing plane, officials said.

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said Sriwijaya Air’s Flight SJ182 was delayed for an hour before it took off at 2:36 p.m. The Boeing 737-500 disappeared from radar four minutes later, after the pilot contacted air traffic control to ascend to an altitude of 29,000 feet (8,839 metres), he said.

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