Indonesia Passenger Plane Goes Missing With 62 People On Board

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The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 lost contact Saturday almost 45 minutes into a 90-minute flight from Jakarta to Pontianak.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Sriwijaya Air passenger jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers after taking off from Indonesia's capital on Saturday on a domestic flight, officials said.

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 airline said the plane was on an estimated 90-minute flight from Jakarta to Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan province on Indonesia's Borneo island. There were 56 passengers and six crew members onboard.

Irawati said in a statement that a search and rescue operation was…
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