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Human Body Parts Found At Suspected Crash Site Of Missing Indonesian Flight Sriwijaya Air

Human Body Parts Found At Suspected Crash Site Of Missing Indonesian Flight Sriwijaya Air

It is believed that Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 crashed into the sea shortly after take-off.

Kirat Kaur

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Human body parts believed to be linked to the missing Sriwijaya Air plane were found by the Indonesian investigation team yesterday.

Jakarta police spokesman Yusri Yunus informed the media that the remains were found off the coast of Jakarta, at a location where Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 with 62 people on board is believed to have crashed.

The police also collected two bags of remains, containing passenger belongings and body parts.

Indonesian aviation authorities lost contact with domestic flight Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 on Saturday, 9 January 2021, at around 3.30pm (Malaysia time) after it took off from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta en route to Pontianak.

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Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS), in a press conference, said they have found debris in the water between Pulau Laki and Pulau Lancang which is likely, but not confirmed, to be from the plane.

Flight tracking website Flightradar24 tweeted that the flight lost more than 3,000 metres of altitude in less than a minute four minutes after taking off.

READ MORE: Indonesian Flight SJY182 Jakarta-Pontianak Missing, Debris Found In Water


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