Facts about the Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 plane crash

Facts about the Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 plane crash – Sriwijaya Air's commercial plane with flight code SJ 182 for the Jakarta-Pontianak route crashed in the waters of the Thousand Islands, Saturday (9/1/2021) afternoon. Initially, the plane was said to have lost contact some time after taking off.

The Sriwijaya Air aircraft carrier that crashed was a Boeing 737-500 with code register PK-CLC.

Here are some summaries regarding the crash of the Sriwijaya Air SJY 182 plane.

The Sriwijaya Air SJY 182 aircraft is planned to depart from Soekarno-Hatta Airport at 13.25 WIB.
However, the plane experienced flight delays (late) and only took off at 14.36 WIB due to the weather. On this flight, the aircraft carried 43 adult passengers, 7 child passengers, 3 infant passengers and 12 crew.

  • Lost contact

The Sriwijaya Air SJ 182 aircraft on the Jakarta-Pontianak route lost contact four minutes after taking off, on Saturday (9/1/2021) at 14.40 WIB. The Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, explained that the plane disappeared from the radar in a matter of seconds.
Before it was confirmed that contact had been lost, the pilot had asked to climb to an altitude of 29,000 feet.
"At 14.37 WIB, the captain of the plane asked to rise to an altitude of 29,000 feet (cruising altitude). It was confirmed that contact was lost at 14.40 WIB," said Budi in a virtual press conference from Soekarno-Hatta airport, Saturday night.

  • Location

Spokesperson for the Minister of Transportation Adita Irawati said the latest status of the plane was known to be over the Thousand Islands.
Adita explained, at 14.37 WIB, the plane passed an altitude of 1,700 feet and made contact with the Jakarta approach. At that time, the plane asked for permission to add altitude to cruising altitude.
According to Adita, the plane was heading northwest. "(The plane headed northwest (north west). Because of that ATC asked to provide a report on the direction of the plane. (However), within seconds, the plane disappeared from the radar monitor," said Adita.
At that time, at 14.40 WIB, the Jakarta air traffic control (ATC) tower saw that the flight direction of the plane was not 0.75 degrees as it should have been towards Pontianak.

  • Search effort

Deputy for Operations and Preparedness for the National SAR Agency Major General TNI (Mar) Bambang Suryoaji at the Basarnas Office explained that his party received news of the missing plane at 14.55 WIB.
Then, starting at 17.00 WIB, a direct search effort was carried out jointly by Basarnas, TNI, Polri, the Ministry of Transportation, and residents at the location which is considered to be the final point where the plane was seen by radar.
The process of tracing the victims and wreckage of the Sriwijaya Air SJY 182 aircraft was carried out by involving a team and equipment from the Sea and Coast Guard Unit (KPLP) of the Ministry of Transportation, the National SAR Agency (Basarnas), the Indonesian Navy and the Water Police (Polair).
At a minimum, eight Basarnas ships, four warships belonging to the Indonesian Navy, and six Polair ships are participating in this effort.

President Jokowi's instructions

President Joko Widodo has given instructions to mobilize all efforts to search for the Sriwijaya Air SJY 182 aircraft. TNI Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto promised to mobilize a TNI Navy survey ship to search for the aircraft that experienced this disaster.
"We are deploying a hydro-oceanographic survey vessel that can assist underwater sensing as well as various types of ships and Indonesian Navy personnel," he said.
Two survey ships owned by the Indonesian Navy include KRI Spica and KRI Rigel, which were made in France. This ship has the most modern underwater sensing and survey mechanism in Southeast Asia.
Besides that, the capabilities of Fleet I and Lantamal III will be issued. One of them is KRI Teluj Gilimanuk, KRI Kurau, KRI Parang, KRI Teluk Cirebon, KRI Tjipatdi, KRI Cucut, KRI Tenggiri, and two Sea Rider Kopaska, and two tugboats, namely TD Galunggung and TD Malabar.

  • Aircraft altitude drop

Based on FlightRadar24 data, the plane lost contact approximately four minutes after taking off. Decreasing the altitude of the aircraft from the cruising position until it disappeared from the monitored radar approximately 1/2 minute.
As for the debris that was allegedly part of the Sriwijaya Air SJY 182 plane, it was found in the waters around the Seribu Islands before Maghrib time, and the plane was confirmed to have crashed.

  • Aid post

The government and Sriwijaya Air opened emergency posts and contacts for the families of the victims of the Sriwijaya Air SJY 182 crash. The post at Soekarno-Hatta Airport is in Terminal 2D of the airport's arrivals.
The hotline for passenger family services can be via 021-80637817. At that time, Sriwijaya Air opened a service center at the company's office at Soekarno-Hatta Airport and in Pontianak.

  • Airworthy aircraft

The aircraft used in this flight were equipped with two CFM56-3C1 engines developed by CFMI, a company jointly owned by Safran Aircraft Engine from France and GE Aviation from the United States.
"But the wings already have a flip, so this is the final output of the Boeing 737 series 500," said flight observer Yayan Mulyana, Saturday (9/1/2021) evening.
The aircraft has not yet entered the next generation Boeing family, or is still from the Boeing classic family. However, Yayan added that the condition of the aircraft was still proper and was being used by several airlines to this day.
The Boeing 737-500 aircraft used on this flight first flew on May 13, 1994, with an optimal capacity of 112 passengers.

Source : kompas.com

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