Source Title: Indonesia extends the search and rescue period of the crashed airliner for another three days
China News Agency, Jakarta, January 18 (Reporter Lin Yongchuan) – Indonesia’s national search and Rescue Bureau announced on the evening of the 18th that the search and rescue period of the country’s San Foqi Airlines flight sj182 crashed into the sea will be extended for another three days to the 21st of this month.
At 14:40 Jakarta time on September 9, a Boeing 737-500 sj182 flight from Indonesia sanfoqi airlines to kundian, the capital of West Kalimantan Province, lost contact with the ground four minutes after taking off, and was later confirmed to have crashed in the Kuril Islands waters north of Jakarta. The flight has 50 passengers and 12 crew members, including seven children and three infants.
Indonesia’s national search and Rescue Bureau, Disaster Reduction Agency, armed forces, police, health and other relevant departments immediately launched a large-scale search and rescue operation. The search and rescue work, which was first scheduled for a week, was extended for three days on 15th this month.
On the 12th, divers of the Indonesian navy found one of the black boxes of the crashed plane, flight data recorder (FDR), on the seabed about 23 meters deep in the sea area where the accident happened and brought it ashore. The National Transport Safety Commission has downloaded all the complete data of the black box.
However, the other black box of the plane, the cockpit voice recorder (CVR), has not been found so far. The search and rescue personnel only found its shell and suspected that the black box had been damaged.
As of the 18th, the Indonesian National Police Hospital has identified 34 victims through DNA comparison. (end)