Indonesia searches for missing airliner

By Fernando Alfonso III, CNN

Updated 3:58 p.m. ET, January 9, 2021
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1:38 p.m. ET, January 9, 2021

Indonesian Navy finds location where plane is suspected to have crashed

From CNN's Jennifer Hauser

Navy personnel in Jakarta, Indonesia, oversee preparations for a search and rescue operation near the KRI Teluk Gilimanuk (531) warship at Tanjung Priok port on January 9.
Navy personnel in Jakarta, Indonesia, oversee preparations for a search and rescue operation near the KRI Teluk Gilimanuk (531) warship at Tanjung Priok port on January 9.  Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images

The Indonesian Navy has found the location where the missing passenger plane was suspected to have crashed Saturday and deployed five warships.

The Navy will also send diving troops, according to Rear Admiral Abdul Rashid.

12:02 p.m. ET, January 9, 2021

Indonesia plane was in an "accident" shortly after take-off, official says

From CNN's Jamaluddin Masrur

A security personnel stands in front of a crisis center sign at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia, on January 9.
A security personnel stands in front of a crisis center sign at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia, on January 9. Fajrin Raharjo/AFP/Getty Images

A Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 with 62 people on board got into an "accident" and is now missing after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesian Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi said during a news conference.

8:28 a.m. ET, January 9, 2021

Debris found around location where Indonesia plane lost contact

From CNN's Jamaluddin Masrur

A map shows the path of Sriwijaya Air flight SJY 182.
A map shows the path of Sriwijaya Air flight SJY 182. FlightRadar24

Speaking at a press conference, a high ranking officer from the Indonesian Search and Rescue Body said that their officers on the ground are finding debris around Lancang Island where the plane lost contact.

The debris will be passed to the National Transportation Safety Committee to be investigated. It is not confirmed that debris belongs to the missing plane.