What happened to the missing Indonesian plane?

What happened to the missing Indonesian plane?

The Sriwijaya Air jet crashed into the Java Sea minutes after it took off from Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. The plane departed at 2:36 p.m. and climbed to a maximum altitude of 10,900 feet about four minutes later before beginning a steep descent, according to Indonesian investigators.

What caused flight MH370 disappear?

On 17 February 2014, less than three weeks before Flight 370 disappeared, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702 had been hijacked when the co-pilot locked the captain out of the cabin and diverted the aircraft to seek asylum in Switzerland.

Where are the fishermen who believe they saw the missing plane?

The men who believe the phantom flight soared over their heads. KOTA BHARU, Malaysia March 18, 2014— — Fishermen from this village believe they may have seen the missing Malaysia Airlines flight on the night it disappeared flying low over the Gulf of Thailand.

When did the plane with 62 people on it go missing?

Search and rescue operations were underway on Jan. 9 after an airliner with 62 people onboard lost contact shortly after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia. (Reuters)

What was the name of the fisherman who saw the plane crash?

Earlier in the day, fisherman in that area alerted local media that they had spotted metal objects appearing to be parts of a plane. Local fisherman Solihin told BBC’s Indonesian service that he saw a crash, prompting him and his captain to turn their boat around. “The plane fell like lightning into the sea and exploded in the water,” he said.

Where was the plane that went missing from Indonesia?

The airline said in a statement that the plane was on an estimated 90-minute flight from Jakarta to Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan province on Indonesia’s Borneo island. The plane was carrying 50 passengers and 12 crew members, all Indonesian nationals, including six extra crew for another trip.