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Jokowi-Mega Grieve Over the Sriwijaya Air Tragedy

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President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and PDIP Chairman Megawati Soekarnoputri expressed their condolences for the crash of Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 in Kepulauan Seribu, yesterday (1/9/2021). The condolences were conveyed in the 48th ANNIVERSARY of PDIP held virtually, Sunday (10/1/2020).

“Deep sorrow for the crash of Sriwijaya Air SJ 182 and I express my deep condolences to the families of the victims,” said Jokowi in his speech at the 49th Anniversary virtually, at the Bogor Presidential Palace.

Jokowi ensured that the search for victims of the Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 crash continued until this moment. The former Mayor of Solo invited all Indonesians to pray that all victims could be found soon.

“Since yesterday, the search has continued. We pray together so that the discovery of the victims and the plane can be done immediately,” he continued.

Megawati Also Mourns

On the other hand, PDIP Chairman Megawati Soekarnoputri also expressed her condolences for the tragedy of the crash of Sriwijaya Air SJ-182. He invited all Indonesians to pray for the victims.

“My deepest condolences for the tragedy of Sriwijaya SJ 182 in Kepulauan Seribu yesterday. Let’s pray to all the victims,” said Megawati.

Megawati also offered prayers to the families of the victims. He prayed for the victim’s family to always be steadfast in accepting this ordeal.

“May the families left behind be given fortitude,” he continued.

Black Box Signal Found

As conveyed by President Jokowi, until now a number of parties are still in the process of searching for victims and fuselage. The latest news was conveyed by TNI Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto that a number of parties are currently trying to find the black box of Sriwijaya Air SJ 182 aircraft.

“Friends of the TNI and Basarnas, including TNI and Polri stakeholders as well, are currently continuously trying to get a black box whose position is also suspected to be strong is the black box position that we are looking for,” explained Marshal Hadi in a press conference at JICT 2, Jakarta, Sunday (10/1/2021).

Marshal Hadi said the black box signal of Sriwijaya Air SJ 182 aircraft was successfully monitored. His party, he continued, has also given marking the existence of the black box.

” Proven two signals issued by the black box can continue to be monitored and now we have given marking,” he continued.

The TNI commander hoped that the black box would soon be found and lifted to the mainland. Considering the existence of black box is very important to know the cause of sriwijaya air crash SJ 182 in Kepulauan Seribu.

“Hopefully in the not too long time the black box can be lifted. So as KNKT material to find out the cause of the accident,” he added.

As is known, Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182 route Jakarta – Pontianak experienced missing boxes after take off from Soekarno – Hatta Airport, Saturday (1/9/2021). As a result the plane crashed in the waters of the Thousand Islands.

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A number of parties have been deployed to search for the victims and the fuselage. Search points were more focused around Lancang Island and Laki Island, where fishermen heard the sound of explosions and learned of a splinter fire that had occurred into the water on Saturday.

Sriwijaya Air SJ 182 aircraft that had crashed was carrying 50 passengers. 40 of them were adults, 3 infants and 7 children. Meanwhile, the crew on board the Jakarta – Pontianak flight numbered 6 people and as passengers were also 6 people.

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