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Indonesia Loses Contact With Plane Over Java Sea

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Officials said the Boeing 737-524, a Sriwijaya Air flight, had taken off from Jakarta and was bound for the city of Pontianak.
BANGKOK — Indonesia's Transportation Ministry said on Saturday that it had lost contact with a passenger jet after it took off from the capital, Jakarta, and flew over the Java Sea.

The ministry said that the last contact with the plane, Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, was…
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