Media www.rajawalisiber.com – Indonesia, The National Search and Relief Agency (Basarnas) found pieces of what was thought to be part of the Sriwijaya Air plane. The plane crashed around the Thousand Islands.
“We have yet to confirm some fragments of the suspected pieces from the Sriwijaya section,” said Basarnas Deputy for Operations and Preparedness Bambang Suryohadi during a press conference at his office, Saturday (9/1/2021).
He said the debris was immediately taken to the Basarnas ship to be investigated. The item is thought to be part of the plane.
“Equipment found to be evidence will be examined whether it is part of the plane,” he said.
Until now, Basarnas has opened a post at JICT II, North Jakarta to find the exact spot where the plane crashed at around 14:47 WIB
The Ministry of Transportation confirmed that the Sriwijaya Air plane for the Jakarta-Pontianak route with flight number SJY 182 lost contact at 14:40 WIB.
“There has been a ‘lost contact’ of Sriwijaya aircraft on the Jakarta – Pontianak route with a SJY 182 ‘call sign. The last contact was at 14:40 WIB,” said the Director General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation, Novie Riyanto, to media crews in Jakarta, Saturday.
Novie said that he is currently under investigation and is being coordinated with the National SAR Agency (Basarnas) and the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT).
“We will provide further information if there are other developments,” he said.
The plane with the PK CLC registration number Boeing 737-500 lost contact at a position 11 nautical miles north of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang after passing an altitude of 11,000 feet and at the time of increasing the altitude to 13,000 feet.
A number of objects in the form of debris and cables were found by officers and residents in the waters of Male Island, Thousand Islands. Joint officers assisted by a number of residents combing the whereabouts of the Sriwijaya Air plane that lost contact around Male Island.
Basarnas has carried out a search for the Sriwijaya Air plane which lost contact at around 14.00 WIB on Saturday (9/1/2021).
Now the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) has deployed warships to help carry out the search.
Indonesian Navy Frog squad personnel were also deployed in the search for the crashed plane.
“Elements of the Indonesian Navy assisted the Search and Resque (SAR) of Sriwijaya Air flight number SJ 182 on the Jakarta-Pontianak route, which lost contact,” said Head of the Indonesian Navy’s Information Service Colonel Laut Julius Widjojono in a press release on Saturday.
Julius said that the KRI that was deployed came from the Fleet I and Lantamal III Command, namely the KRI Teluk Gilimanuk which carried the personnel of the Frog Troop Command, KRI Kurai, KRI Parang.
Then, KRI Teluk Cirebon, KRI Tjiptadi, KRI Cucut-866, KRI Tengiri, as well as 2 Kopaska sea riders and 2 tugboats namely TD Galunggung and Malabar.
“Apart from that, the Indonesian Navy is also preparing Heli Nbell 412 EP HU 4205 onboard the KRI Bontang dock, JICT Jakarta, ready to support SAR operations,” said Julius. (information from various sources)