Indonesia searches for missing airliner

By Fernando Alfonso III, CNN

Updated 3:58 p.m. ET, January 9, 2021
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1:42 p.m. ET, January 9, 2021

Boeing: "Our thoughts are with the crew, passengers, and their families"

From CNN's Mohammed Tawfeeq

Relatives of people on board Sriwijaya Air flight SJY 182 arrive at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport crisis center in Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 9.
Relatives of people on board Sriwijaya Air flight SJY 182 arrive at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport crisis center in Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 9. Oscar Siagian/Getty Images

Boeing has released a statement following Sriwijaya Air flight SJY 182's disappearance.

"We are aware of media reports from Jakarta regarding Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182. Our thoughts are with the crew, passengers, and their families. We are in contact with our airline customer and stand ready to support them during this difficult time," Boeing said in a statement to CNN.

The aircraft is a Boeing 737-500 and had 62 people on board.

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.