KOMPAS.com – Indonesian joint search and rescue team have located the two black boxes from the Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 that crashed into the sea near Jakarta on Saturday, January 9.
The jetliner with 62 passengers and crew was on its way to Pontianak in West Kalimantan before it lost contact with the Air Traffic Control a few minutes after takeoff.
The joint team has been retrieving suspected pieces of the plane and human body parts.
Meanwhile, in Sumedang regency in West Java Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini told the officials in Sumedang to immediately relocate the residents who are affected by the landslide.
Below are excerpts from the news in Indonesia, curated by Kompas.com editors:
1. Authorities Locate Black Boxes from Indonesia Sriwijaya Air Flight 182
Indonesian joint search and rescue team have located the two black boxes from the Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 that crashed into the sea shortly after take-off from Jakarta on Saturday, January 9.
Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said on Sunday that the location of the jetliner was identified after signals from the black boxes were received by the Indonesian naval ship KRI Rigel.
“The joint team prepares to retrieve large pieces of the aircraft by using a crane from the naval ship,” said Hadi in a statement on January 10.
Hadi emphasized that all levels of the TNI support the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) in the search for all victims, pieces of the plane, and the plane’s black boxes.
Basarnas head Bagus Puruhito said that the joint search and rescue team members have retrieved suspected pieces of the plane and human body parts which then be collected and handed over to the Police and the National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT) for further investigation.