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BELITUNG, KOMPAS.com - A plane reportedly crashed in the Pacific ocean waters of the East, the Pacific Islands, Sunday (28/12). It is not yet certain point the crash site.
"Did Mr. Danlanud phone Mr (Basuri), no information ngasi water plane bus crashed in the waters around Beltim," said Yuhinu, aide Regent Beltim Basuri T Purnama, when contacted bangkapos.com, Sunday (28/12).
originally posted by: justwanttofly
a reply to: Bigburgh
They only requested a climb to 38,000. They'd never make it anywhere near 53,000. Well developed(like these) thunderstorms are commonly in the mid 40s to 50s so getting above them is not all that common.
I can't definitively say whether or not they should've been there because it depends on a lot of other factors.
An Indonesian news portal Bangka Pos had quoted an official from H.A.S Hanandjoeddin Tanjungpandan Airport in Indonesia, Suparno, said the exact location of the crash site has not been identified.
The portal also reported that the Indonesian national search and rescue agency (Basarnas) team from Bangka Belitung were heading to East Belitung waters.
"We will immediately head to East Belitung by sea," said Basarnas Commander Joni Superiadi to Bangka Pos.
"We are coordinating with the rescue team and looking for its position. We believe it is somewhere between Tanjung Pandan, a town on Belitung Island, and Kalimantan," Indonesia's air transportation director-general Djoko Murjatmodjo said, according to AFP.