The Indonesian budget Sriwijaya Air flight SJY182 airline that went missing minutes after take off from Jarkata airport is confirmed to have crashed. The airline went missing after losing contact with Indonesian authorities shortly after take off.
Flight SJY182 according to local news report was carrying 62 people when it disappeared from radar four minutes into its journey to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province.
The plane went missing about 20km (12 miles) north of the capital Jakarta. In late 2018, not far from where the flight is believed to have crashed, another 737 Max crashed killing 189 passengers and crew.
An aviation analyst, Alex Macheras confirmed that the Sriwijaya aircraft involved in the crash is a Boeing 737-500 classic (not to be confused with 737 MAX).
The Boeing 737-500 was said to be 26 years old, in good condition and that take-off had been delayed for 30 minutes due to heavy rain, according to a BBC news reporter speaking to Sriwijaya Air chief executive Jefferson Irwin Jauwena.
Search and rescue operations deployed with team of divers in the area believed to be the site of the crash carry bags of suspected parts of the missing airline as seen below.