The New Paper

January 11, 2021

Indonesian passenger jet crashes with 62 people onboard

An Indonesian passenger jet carrying 62 people crashed into the Java Sea on Saturday. While rescue and recovery efforts are ongoing, there has been no sign of survivors. The cause of the crash remains unknown. 

More context: The crash is the second in the last three years in Indonesia, following the Boeing 737 Max crash in 2018 that killed 189 people.

Extra: The plane involved in Saturday’s crash was a Boeing 737-500. The model was initially released in 1984 and is not known to share the systems blamed for two fatal crashes involving the newer Boeing 737 Max.
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