First Victim of Sriwijaya Air Plane Crash Identified

    Kautsar Widya Prabowo - 11 January 2021 20:02 WIB
    First Victim of Sriwijaya Air Plane Crash Identified
    The victim has been identified as a male named Okky Bisma (Photo:Medcom.id/Kautsar)
    Jakarta: The National Police Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) Team has identified the first victim of the Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182 crash.

    "The victim has been identified as a male named Okky Bisma," said National Police spokesperson Brigadier General Rusdi Hartono at National Police Hospital in Jakarta on Monday afternoon.

    On Saturday afternoon, the Sriwijaya Air flight went missing en route from Jakarta to Pontianak on the island of Borneo. The Boeing 737-524 aircraft disappeared from radar few minutes after its departure from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The airplane reportedly plunged into a steep dive and crashed into waters off Jakarta.

    According to reports, the passenger plane carried 62 people on board, including 12 crew.

    “I, on behalf of the Government and all Indonesian people, would like to express my deep condolences on this tragedy,” the President said at the Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java on Sunday.

    According to the President, The Government is doing its best to find the victims. He has ordered related government agencies to carry out  search and rescue operations as quickly as possible for the victims. He also has ordered the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) to conduct an investigation on the accident.


    (WAH)

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