Indonesian police identify body of ill-fated Sriwijaya Air plane’s pilot

Indonesian police identify body of ill-fated Sriwijaya Air plane’s pilot
The Indonesian Police Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team on Friday (January 29, 2021) identified three more victims of the ill-fated Sriwijaya Air plane, including pilot Captain Afwan RZ. (Indonesia Window)

Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – The Indonesian Police Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team here on Friday identified three more victims of the ill-fated Sriwijaya Air plane, including pilot Captain Afwan RZ.

In addition to the pilot, the team also identified two victims who are brothers named Suyanto aged 40 years old and Riyanto aged 32 years old who are residents of Central Java province’s district of Sragen, the Indonesian Police’s spokesperson Brigadier General Rusdi Hartono told a press conference here on Friday (Jan. 29).

He noted that up to now, the DVI team has identified 58 victims consisting of 30 men and 28 women, or 93.5 percent of the total 62 passengers aboard the hapless plane.

On January 9, 2021, Sriwijaya Air SJ182 crashed into the Java Sea, just about four minutes after taking off from capital city Jakarta to West Kalimantan province’s city of Pontianak.

The joint operation under the coordination of the National Search and Rescue Agency which was stopped on January 21 has only found Flight Data Recorder (FDR).

Although the operation has been ended, agency’s Operation Director Brigadier General Rasman MS said the search for the other black box (cockpit voice recorder) is continuing under the command of the National Transportation Safety Committee.

Reporting by Indonesia Window

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