A Boeing 737-500 disappeared from radars shortly after takeoff from Jakarta.
The aircraft reg (PK-CLC) was operating flight #SJ182 from Jakarta (CGK) to Pontianak (PNK) when it disappeared from radars about 5 minutes after takeoff.
The Flight #SJ182 actually not emitted Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT). An Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) as equipment which broadcasts distinctive signals on designated frequencies and, depending on application, may be automatically activated by impact or be manually activated. When activated manually – or automatically by immersion in water or as a result of high ‘g’ forces on impact – ELTs transmit a distress signal which can be detected by non-geostationary satellites and then located precisely by either or both of GPS trilateration and doppler triangulation.
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- UPDATE Indonesian navy divers retrieved the Flight Data Recorder.
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- UPDATE Indonesian Navy recovered part of one of the engines from Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 SJ182.
- UPDATE Black boxes of Sriwijaya Air #SJ182 Boeing 737 have been located.
- UPDATE Rescuers pulled out body parts, pieces of clothing and scraps of metal from the surface. There was no sign of survivors said Indonesian Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto.
- UPDATE Indonesian divers have found the Boeing 737-500 wreckage at a depth of 23 meters (75 feet) in Java Sea.
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- UPDATE The SAR team is still searching the area in the night to locate Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 #SJ182
- UPDATE Fourteen people composing the rescue team currently reaching possible crash site of Sriwijaya Air #SJ182.
- UPDATE Indonesia authorities say Sriwijaya Air #SJ182 ‘suspected’ to have crashed.
- UPDATE Indonesian authorities just confirmed 56 PAX and 6 crew on board #SJ182.
- UPDATE From data, the pilots didn’t select squawk emergency code, however the loss of altitude occurred 4 minutes after takeoff.
- UPDATE Flight #SJ182 was scheduled to takeoff at 13:40LT. The Boeing 737-500 took off at 14:06LT.
- UPDATE We have confirmation there were 4 flight attendants onboard with the 2 pilots, then a total of 62 people on board.
- UPDATE Bagage weight on board the aircraft: 500 KG.
- UPDATE Passengers list of flight #SJ182
Total: 56 pax
- UPDATE First debris found by rescue team in Jakarta bay, still not confirmed to belong to the Boeing 737-500.
- UPDATE Exact number of people on board still not confirmed.
- UPDATE Indonesia’s transport ministry says a search and rescue investigation is under way after contact was lost with Sriwijaya Air flight SJY 182 from Jakarta to Pontianak.
- UPDATE The domestic flight was scheduled to be 1h35 between Jakarta (CGK) to Pontianak (PNK).
- UPDATE From AirNav Radarbox data, the last contact was at 07:40UTC after a drop from 10,900 ft to 7,650ft.
The Boeing 737-500 suffered a suddent loss of altitude over Jakarta bay.
The aicraft is MSN27323, first delivered to Continental Airlines in 1994. The aircraft entered Sriwijaya Air’s fleet in 2012.