Indonesia Jet Carrying 62 Goes Missing on Domestic Flight
The Boeing 737-500 disappeared from radar four minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on a domestic flight, officials said.
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Sriwijaya Air passenger jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers on Saturday, minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on a domestic flight, officials said. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said Flight SJ182 was delayed for an hour before it took off at 2:36 p.m. The Boeing 737-500 disappeared from radar four minutes later, after the pilot contacted air traffic control to ascend to an altitude of…