The turbine allegedly belonging to Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 was found during a search operation by the joint SAR team. This turbine was handed over to the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT).
This turbine was originally lifted from the waters of the Thousand Islands and evacuated to KRI Rigel 933. Currently, the turbine is suspected of being part of the Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 plane on the Jakarta-Pontianak route, which is already at JICT2 pier, the main command post for the search for the crash of the Sriwijaya Airplane.
The turbine is lifted by a crane to the location which is marked with a dividing line where all findings related to Sriwijaya Air-182 are placed. The Indonesian Navy immediately submitted the findings to Basarnas at the location to be followed up by the NTSC’s research at around 22.27 WIB.
Previously, Kabasarnas confirmed that the search for victims and black box operations of Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 lasted 24 hours. For tomorrow, the search will expand to the coast.
“Our plan for tomorrow is that we are still carrying out operations in the same area with sea level and subsurface methods by slightly expanding the search area to add to the coast because the ocean currents are heading towards the coast,” said Kabasarnas Bagus Puruhito in the latest press conference at the JICT2 post, Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Sunday, January 10.
The Sriwijaya Air plane registered number PK-CLC SJ 182 for the Jakarta-Pontianak route lost contact on Saturday, January 9 at around 14:40 WIB and crashed in the waters of the Thousand Islands between Lancang Island and Laki Island.
Based on manifest data, the aircraft produced in 1994 carried 62 people consisting of 50 passengers and 12 crew members. Of these, 40 adults, seven children, three babies. Meanwhile, the 12 crew consists of six active crews and six extra crews.