Indonesian Sriwijaya Air flight crash location pinpointed: Video. An Indonesian Sriwijaya Air flight with 56 passengers and six crew members on board crashed several minutes after taking off from a Jakarta airport on Saturday. Local authorities on Sunday detected signals that could be emanating from the plane’s black box, according to the chief of the county’s search and rescue agency.
JAKARTA – Authorities have pinpointed the location of two black boxes from a crashed Indonesian jet, they said Sunday, referring to cockpit voice and flight data recorders that could help explain why the aircraft went down with 62 people aboard.
The announcement came as divers pulled body parts, wreckage and clothing from waters off Indonesia’s capital Jakarta. “We have located the position of the black boxes, both of them,” said Soerjanto Tjahjanto, head of Indonesia’s transport safety agency.
“Divers will start looking for them now and hopefully it won’t be long before we get them.” The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 went into a steep dive about four minutes after it left Soekarno-Hatta international airport in Jakarta on Saturday afternoon.
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo expressed his “deep condolences”, and called on citizens to “pray together so that victims can be found”. But the frantic search involving helicopters and a flotilla of warships appeared to offer no hope of finding any survivors.
The search and rescue agency said it had so far collected five body bags with human remains as well as debris from the crash site in the Java Sea. A piece of child’s clothing, a broken tyre and wheel, life jackets and wreckage from the plane’s body were found, according to authorities and AFP reporters on the scene.
Among the passengers was Beben Sofian, 59, and her husband Dan Razanah, 58. “They took a selfie and sent it to their kids before taking off,” the couple’s nephew Hendra told AFP.
All 62 people on board, passengers and crew, were Indonesian, authorities said. The count included 10 children. The human body remains and plane debris were found earlier that day. There were no immediate clues as to what may have caused the sudden descent. The aircraft was reportedly a 27-year-old Boeing 737-500.
Source – Zimcitizen
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