Indonesia plane crash: Boeing 737 vanishes over sea with 62 on board as location found

Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 – a Boeing 737-500 – was flying from Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday to Pontianak. It had more than 60 people on board.

A Boeing 737 passenger plane has crashed into the sea after disappearing from radar and plunging 10,000ft.

The Sriwijaya Air passenger jet lost contact after taking off from Indonesian capital Jakarta earlier today en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province.

It had more than 60 people on board – including 10 children.

The Indonesian navy has said it has worked out the last known coordinates of the missing jet, and ships are being sent to the area.

Navy official Abdul Rasyid told reporters: “The coordinates have been found and have been given to all Navy vessels in the area.”

Photos show rescue workers pulling debris from the water in a desperate search for survivors.

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