The wreckage of Srivijaya Air’s Flight SJ182 that crashed on Saturday in Indonesia has been traced. Indonesian Rescue officials have reported that they have also found some remains of the passengers along with pieces of the aircraft. On the other hand, divers have accelerated the task of finding the black box of the aircraft. In which last-minute conversations between pilots and air traffic controllers are recorded. The work of collecting all these pieces for investigation is in progress.
Debris found at a depth of 23 meters in the sea
The debris of the plane which crashed on Saturday was found in the Java Sea at a depth of 23 meters in which 62 passengers were on board. Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tzahjanto said in a statement that we have received news that the visibility in the water is fine which helped the crew of divers to search parts of the aircraft. We can definitely say that this is the place where the plane crashed.
The reason behind the plane crash still remains a mystery
So far, the cause of the plane crash has not been known and there are no signs of anyone alive in it. The plane had 50 passengers in addition to 12 crew members. The plane crashed near Laki Island, Indonesia. FlightRadar24 tracked the aircraft down to a height of 10,000 feet in just one minute. After which the possibility of any untoward had increased.
This aircraft crashed 26 years old
According to the aircraft’s registration number, the aircraft that crashed belonged to the 26-year-old Boeing 737-500 series. Which flew from Jakarta’s Socarno-Hatta Airport on Saturday evening. Air traffic control lost contact with the aircraft only four minutes after takeoff. After which search and rescue operations were started.
Indonesian president expressed grief
President of Indonesia Joko Widodo said, “I express grief on this incident on behalf of the government and all Indonesian people.” Transport Minister BK Sumadi told reporters that the authorities have started a massive search operation after the accident site was estimated. The National Search and Rescue Agency issued a statement saying that the search and rescue teams had recovered these items between Lankang and Laki islands.