An Indonesian Boeing 737-500 carrying 62 people crashed into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff on Saturday. The plane belonged to the Indonesian airline Sriwijaya Air and was in the midst of a 90-minute flight from Jakarta to Borneo Island.
- The 26-year-old plane ascended to a maximum altitude of 10,900 feet but is believed to have descended by 10,000 feet within a minute.
- On Sunday, rescue teams initiated the process of recovering the plane's black boxes. The plane's debris, along with human remains, have been found.
- Another Boeing jet, the 737 MAX, was halted worldwide in March 2019 after two crashes within a five-month span killed 346 people.