By Bernadette Christina Munthe
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian divers ready to renew a search on Thursday for the stays of 62 victims and the cockpit voice recorder from a Sriwijaya Air airplane that plunged into the Java Sea quickly after takeoff final weekend, officers mentioned.
The search on the crash website of the downed Boeing (NYSE:) 737-500, that was touring from Jakarta to Pontianak, was quickly suspended on Wednesday after dangerous climate whipped up excessive waves.
“We hope that as we speak’s climate will probably be calm,” mentioned search and rescue director Rasman MS. “With good climate that may assist our operations, they (the divers) hope to attain optimum ends in discovering the victims and airplane particles.”
A group of divers recovered one of many airplane’s so-called black packing containers, the flight knowledge recorder (FDR), from the seabed earlier this week with efforts underway on Thursday to retrieve the cockpit voice recorder (CVR).
With the reason for the deadly crash of the 27-year-old airplane unclear, investigators will rely closely on the black packing containers to find out what induced the jet to lose management minutes after take-off.
Indonesia’s nationwide transportation security committee expects to obtain the FDR knowledge within the coming days, mentioned the committee’s chief, Soerjanto Tjahjono.
The nation’s transport ministry beforehand confirmed the ill-fated jet had been grounded within the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, however had handed airworthiness necessities in mid-December and resumed service shortly after.
On Wednesday, divers had continued to retrieve airplane particles, in addition to physique elements and the non-public results of the 62 Indonesians on board.
The nationwide police’s catastrophe sufferer identification (DVI) group has recognized six victims from the flight, together with a crew member and two passengers, based on CNNIndonesia.
The Sriwijaya crash is the second main airline catastrophe in Indonesia after 189 individuals had been killed onboard a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max that plunged into the Java Sea minutes after take-off in 2018.
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