Rescuers have been able to pull out body parts of passengers, who were on board the ill-fated Indonesian plane that crashed onto the Java Sea near Jakarta.
The rescuers pulled out body parts of passengers and crew members, pieces of clothing and scraps of metal from the sea early on Sunday morning.
“Human body parts and debris of the plane were found,” said Captain Eko Surya Hadi, commander of Trisula coast guard ship.
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Authorities have also located two black boxes of the crashed Sriwijaya Air flight 182 (SJ182).
The black boxes have also been reportedly located from near the area in the Java Sea, where the debris of the aircraft has been recovered.
The process to recover the black boxes from Sea will begin shortly.
Recovery of the black boxes would be vital in ascertaining the real reason behind the crash of the SJ182 flight on Saturday.
LOOK: Rescue members handle a pink T-shirt during the recovery of the Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ182 plane which crashed into the sea in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Flight SJ 182 had 12 crew and 50 passengers on board, including 7 children and 3 babies. Photo by Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana/Reuters pic.twitter.com/kjSSH2z8w2
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Meanwhile, Indonesian President Joko Widodo expressed his “deep condolences”, and called on citizens to “pray together so that victims can be found”.
Saya memantau pencarian penumpang dan badan pesawat Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 yang hilang kontak sesaat setelah kemarin meninggalkan Bandara Soekarno Hatta.
Doa dan simpati saya bersama segenap keluarga dan kerabat penumpang dan awak pesawat, semoga diberiNya kesabaran dan kekuatan. pic.twitter.com/h04WEo7kMP
— Joko Widodo (@jokowi) January 10, 2021
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.
“Deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate plane crash in Indonesia. India stands with Indonesia in this hour of grief,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate plane crash in Indonesia. India stands with Indonesia in this hour of grief.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 10, 2021
Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 crashed shortly after take-off with 62 passengers on board.
The plane crashed into the sea after it lost all contact with Air Traffic Control (ATC) shortly after taking off from Indonesian capital Jakarta.
The Boeing 737-500 of the Sriwijaya Air lost up to 10,000 feet altitude within a minute before crashing.
The SJ182 flight was headed to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province from Jakarta.
Rescuers were able to spot the debris of the crashed Indonesian plane at the Java Sea on Saturday afternoon.
Some debris was found as search and rescue crews in Indonesia worked through the night following the sudden disappearance of a Boeing plane shortly after it departed from Jakarta. 62 people were on board the flight. https://t.co/ZBWnB5AOGM pic.twitter.com/MwD6sMfjZB
— ABC News (@ABC) January 9, 2021