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JAKARTAA Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 crashed into the sea near Jakarta with 62 people on board. Flight SJ182 was headed to Pontianak on Borneo island, about 740 km (460 miles) from Jakarta, on Saturday before it disappeared from radar screens four minutes after take-off and crashed into the Java sea.



While the authorities are still looking for the cause, the crashed plane was a 26-year-old 737-500, a workhorse model with a good safety record.

Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, which was traveling to the city of Pontianak on the island of Borneo, took off amid a heavy monsoon season rain, following a bad weather delay. It plunged more than 10,000 feet in less than a minute, according to the tracking site Flightradar24.
It is unclear what caused the crash.

On Sunday, Rescuers located flight data recorders. Nurcahyo Utomo, an investigator at Indonesia’s national transportation safety committee (KNKT), said authorities hopes to find the black boxes on Monday.
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