Indonesia plane loses contact moments after take-off, 62 passengers on board
New Delhi : Amid fears that an Indonesia's airplane has been crashed with 62 passengers on board, the authorities are continuously trying to make a contact with the plane which went off radar soon after taking off from Jakarta.
Sriwijaya Air passenger jet lost contact four minutes after it left the ground.
The usual flight duration for the plane is about 90 minutes over the Java Sea between Java island and Kalimantan, Indonesia's section of Borneo island.
According to reports, it has been learned that the plane had reached an altitude of 11,000 ft before is made a sudden drop to 250 ft before it lost contact from the air traffic controller.
Rescuers looking for an Indonesian plane that lost contact after taking off from the capital Jakarta on Saturday have found suspected debris in waters north of the city, an official of the Basarnas search and rescue agency said.
It is yet to be confirmed that the debris belong to the same airplane.
"Sriwijaya Air flight #SJ182 lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than one minute, about 4 minutes after departure from Jakarta," FlightRadar24said on its official Twitter account.
Indonesia’s transport ministry has started probe in the matter.