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Boeing 737 jet with 50 passengers plunges into sea [update]

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A Boeing 737 jet with 50 passengers onboard has plunged into sea, falling 10,000ft after takeoff from airport in Jakarta the Indonesian capital.

The Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182, a Boeing 737, disappeared from radar after taking off from Jakarta.

Presently, there are reports that debris has been found in the area where search and rescue operations for Sriwijaya Air flight are being conducted.

However, there is no confirmation they belong to the Boeing 737 aircraft.

The missing plane, it was gathered, is an older model than the Boeing 737 MAX jet involved in two earlier fatal crashes – including the Indonesian Lion Air crash in 2018 which killed 189 persons on board.

See the debris:

Reports said that there are feared to be 62 people on the 26-year-old plane.

This includes 56 passengers – seven of whom are children and three are babies – as well as two pilots and four cabin crew.

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