Rescue teams located the first human remains and a signal from the plane
| 01/10/2021 | ionicons-v5-c08: 02 | . |
Jakarta.- The rescue teams of Indonesia managed to locate this Sunday the remains of the plane commercial for the Sriwajaya airline that fell into the sea on Saturday with 62 people on board a few minutes after taking off from Jakarta, after finding the first human remains and locating a sign of the device.
« Thanks to God and to the prayers of the Indonesian people we have found the point where the (plane) SJ 182 and right now the soldiers of the Armed Forces, especially the Navy, are helping Basarnas (the agency Indonesia search and rescue) to recover the remains of the apparatus, « said Bagus Puruhito, head of Basarnas at a press conference in Jakarta.
Throughout the day, rescue teams The authorities from various coordinated agencies handed over a total of five bags with human remains to the authorities and three with remains of the device, according to the authorities.
The location of the drop point, which has not yet been made public but is presumably a few kilometers off the coast of Jakarta, occurred after a morning signal was detected from the plane, which is believed to correspond to its black box, explained Soerjanto Tjahjono, head of the National Committee for Transportation and Security (KNKT, Indonesian acronym).
UNKNOWN CAUSES OF EVENT
He plane, a Boeing 737-524 registered in 1994, crashed in the Java Sea after taking off from Sukarno-Hatta International Airport in the capital Indonesia, bound for Pontianak, capital of West Borneo, as confirmed by Basarnas.
Initially, the authorities announced on Saturday afternoon that contact with the aircraft had been lost at 2:40 p.m. (local time, 6.40 GMT), about thirteen minutes after takeoff and without the Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) having issued any notice.
At that time, the plane had abruptly changed direction, prompting the control tower to ask pilots what was happening when it suddenly disappeared from the radar, Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi explained Saturday night on a wheel press.
At the moment, the causes of the accident are unknown. plane, in which 50 were traveling passengers, including three babies and seven other minors, and twelve crew members, all of them nationals Indonesia, according to the flight manifest to which Efe had access and information from the authorities.
FAMILY MEMBERS COME IN SEARCH OF ANSWERS
Late on Saturday, the Police reported that they had installed a corpse identification post in a hospital in Jakarta Eastern where the families and relatives of the victims will be attended, according to the local portal Detik.
Throughout Sunday, 79 relatives of the passenger and the crew went to the hospital, who underwent DNA tests to compare them with the human remains that are being found, said the Suara.com portal.
« Basically, we believe that Diego is going to survive. He must be safe. Since God is kind and Diego is a good person who loves his family. In this very second we believe that he is still safe, » he told the network. Indonesia Metro TV a relative of the co-pilot of the plane who went to the hospital to offer samples of his DNA.
For his part, the president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, expressed her condolences for the tragedy of the plane and he claimed to be closely following search and rescue operations, in a statement published this Sunday.
« My prayers and sympathy go out to the families and relatives of the passengers and the crew. I hope they receive patience and strength, « the president wrote on his Twitter account.
Widodo further noted that it has ordered the Indonesian National Committee for Transportation and Safety (KNKT) to carry out an investigation into the accident.