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Indonesia plane crash: Sheikh Mohamed offers condolences

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Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 with 62 people on board crashed shortly after take off.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has offered condolences to the people of Indonesia following Saturday’s plane crash.

The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 plunged into a steep dive about four minutes after it left Soekarno-Hatta international airport in Jakarta on Saturday afternoon. It crashed shortly after take off with 62 people on board.

Sheikh Mohamed tweeted: “The victims and their families remain in our hearts and prayers. May God give the people of Indonesia strength and solace at this difficult time.”

No reasons have yet been given for the crash, with authorities focusing on a frantic search and rescue effort that appeared to offer no hope of finding any survivors.

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