"A Sriwijaya Air aircraft connecting Jakarta to Pontianak" on the island of Borneo "lost contact" on Saturday, said the spokesman for the Indonesian Ministry of Transport, without specifying the number of passengers on board immediately.
The Indonesian company Sriwijawa lost contact with a Boeing 737 shortly after takeoff from the capital Jakarta on Saturday, the transport ministry said without specifying the number of passengers on board immediately.
"A Sriwijaya Air plane connecting Jakarta to Pontianak" on the island of Borneo "lost contact" shortly after 2.30pm local time (7.40am GMT), Transport Ministry spokesman Adita Irawati told AFP.
The flight from Jakarta Soekarno-Hata International Airport normally takes 90 minutes to reach Pontianak but disappeared from radar a few minutes after take-off as it flew over the Java Sea.
The low-cost company said it was investigating and rescuing.
In October 2018, 189 people died in a Boeing 737 MAX crash that crashed into the Java Sea some 12 minutes after takeoff.
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