Emergency Services Begin Search for Indonesian Plane

Emergency searches were conducted off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 9, after contact was lost with a Sriwijaya Air commercial passenger plane shortly after it took off with 62 people on board.

According to FlightRadar24 data the plane lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than a minute.

This clip, posted on Twitter by the Provincial Fire and Rescue Agency of Jakarta, shows emergency responders joining search-and-rescue operations on Saturday afternoon.

Sriwijaya Air said in a statement that the plane lost contact at 14.40 pm Western Indonesia Time. The aircraft was manned by six crew members and was carrying 56 passengers, 10 of whom were children, and six of whom were airline staff, the airline said.

“Our prayers go out to all our passengers and crew and their families. For now, we’re continuing to coordinate with the relevant authorities and are providing all necessary support,” Sriwijaya Air said. Credit: Provincial Fire and Rescue Agency of Jakarta via Storyful