Basarnas Expands Aerial Search for Sriwijaya Air SJ182 Crash Victims

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) Operations Director, Brig. Gen. Rasman said the aerial search for victims and wreckage of Sriwijaya Air SJ182 that crashed into waters of Seribu Islands would be expanded.

    “The aerial team will carry out the search, and the area will be expanded because plane debris or victims may be carried away by sea currents,” said Rasman at the JICT 2 Command Post, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

    As in the previous operations, the team would today focus on hunting the other missing black box of the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and evacuating victims.

    On the fourth day of the search, Tuesday, January 12, the joint team found the black box of the flight data recorder or FDR. The team was still looking for the other missing black box containing cockpit conversation.

    The joint SAR team had also succeeded in evacuating 139 body bags, 26 small bags containing small pieces of plane wrecks, and 26 large pieces of plane debris.

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