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A Boeing 737 passenger plane has reportedly vanished while flying over the sea after “falling 10,000ft” minutes after taking off.

Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 lost contact with Indonesia’s aviation authorities shortly after taking off from capital Jakarta, according to Indonesia’s search and rescue agency.

FlightRadar24 data show the plane was a Boeing 737-500 series.

The Sriwijaya Air passenger plane lost contact after taking off from Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province.

It’s been reported the flight fell 10,000ft in less than one minute, about four minutes after taking off.

Flightradar24 tweeted: “We are following reports of a missing Boeing 737-500 in Indonesia. We hope to have more information soon.”

Sriwijaya Air said in a statement it is still gathering more detailed information regarding the flight before it can make any
statement.

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