REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Joint team of Search and Rescue (SAR) has collected totally 65 body bags from Lion Air flight JT 610 accident. Karawang Police head Slamet Waluyo said all of the body bags have been sent to National Police Hospital in East Jakarta on Friday (Nov 2).
So far, there was only one body that had been identified on behalf Jannatun Cynthia Dewi. Her body was quickly identified due to her body parts found almost complete.
Meanwhile, other bodies of victims are still not identified yet. SAR team is currently trying to find them.
Members of joint SAR team were deployed in two areas to search for the victims of the crashed Lion Air JT 610 aircraft in the waters of Tanjung Karawang, Karawang District, West Java. The head of the Bandung SAR Team, Deden Ridwansyah, stated that on the fourth day, the search was divided into two sectors to sweep the floor of the sea.
This is in accordance with the conditions of waves and sea breezes. For the first sector, the team conducted a sweep towards the West, from Tanjungpakis Beach to Muara Bungin Karawang. Then in the second sector, the team conducted a sweep to the East, from Tanjungpakis Beach in Karawang to the waters of Subang.
"There is a shift in the coordinate points from the previous 10 nautical miles to 15 nautical miles east of Subang waters," he noted in Karawang on Thursday.
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The Lion Air plane, bearing flight number JT 610 and en route to Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung Province, crashed some 15 minutes after taking off from Jakarta on Monday (Oct 29) morning. The aircraft departed from Jakarta at 6:20 a.m. local time and was scheduled to arrive in Pangkalpinang at 7:05 a.m. local time, according to the Depati Amir Airport authority in Pangkalpinang.
Before it lost contact, the aircraft had sought permission to return to Jakarta due to a problem. The aircraft carried 178 adult passengers, three infants, six crew members, a pilot of Indian nationality, and a co-pilot.
Among the aircraft's passengers were an Italian national, tens of civil servants from the Finance Ministry and the Supreme Audit Agency, six legislators of Bangka Belitung, and three police officers.
The plane's wreckage and several body parts were found floating in the sea not far from Jakarta, but there were no survivors.
Earlier, Black box of Lion Air flight JT 610 has been found on Thursday (Nov 1). The evacuation process of the black box carried out by divers from Indonesian Military (TNI) Navy.