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Indonesia Says Boeing Jet Broke Apart Upon Impact With Water (3)

Jan. 10, 2021, 1:32 PM

Indonesian investigators said the crashed Boeing Co. jet carrying 62 people operated by Sriwijaya Air broke apart upon impact with water, which could rule out a mid-air breakup.

National Transportation Safety Committee Chairman Soerjanto Tjahjono shared his conclusion by text message, without elaborating. A search-and-rescue team has located the crash site where the plane went down just minutes after takeoff on Saturday, with authorities saying they expect to retrieve the aircraft’s black boxes as soon as Sunday evening.

Debris suspected to be from Flight SJ182 -- a Boeing 737-500 model that’s much older than the 737 Max aircraft -- has ...