Indonesian Jetliner crashes into the sea after takeoff

A passenger plane of Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air carrying 62 people on board crashed into waters off Jakarta. The Boeing 737-500 was on an estimated 90-minute flight from Jakarta to Pontianak, capital of West Kalimantan province on Indonesia’s Borneo island.

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The Sriwijaya Air disappeared from radars four minutes into its journey to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province. It is thought to have dropped more than 3,000m (10,000ft) in less than a minute.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Indonesia: Jakarta.
  • The currency of Indonesia: Indonesian rupiah.
  • President of Indonesia: Joko Widodo.

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