18 DNA Samples Collected From The Families Of The SJ-182 Sriwijaya Air Plane Victims In West Kalimantan

PONTIANAK - A total of 18 DNA samples from the family have been taken by the West Kalimantan Police Biddokkes DVI Team (West Kalimantan). This data is needed for the identification of victims of the crash of the Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 plane on the Jakarta-Pontianak route.

"Until now we have taken as many as 18 DNA samples from 20 people from the victim's family who have been interviewed previously," said Head of Biddokkes Polda Kalbar, Kombes dr Trisusilo in Pontianak quoted by Antara, Sunday, January 10.

DNA sampling was carried out at the Sriwijaya Air Media Center Post in the Supadio Pontianak Airport Hall which was carried out by Biddokkes Polda Kalbar.

Trisusilo said that out of the 20 interviewed they represented 26 victims, then later from the DNA collection the results would be sent to Jakarta to identify the victims found at the scene.

"The results of this examination tomorrow morning will be sent by Sriwijaya Air aircraft," he said.

According to him, Sriwijaya Air was also willing to bring it directly from Cengkareng to the Biddokkes laboratory of the Police Headquarters in Cipinang.

"Earlier we had the confirmation, tomorrow this DNA sample from Sriwijaya Air will take it to Jakarta. And it will immediately take it to Biddokkes Police Headquarters in Cipinang," he said.

The Sriwijaya Air plane registered number PK-CLC SJ-182 route Jakarta-Pontianak lost contact on Saturday (9/1) at 14:40 WIB and crashed in the waters of the Thousand Islands between Lancang Island and Laki Island.

The Boeing 737-500 aircraft lost contact at a position 11 nautical miles north of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang after passing an altitude of 11,000 feet and at the time increasing its altitude to 13,000 feet.

The plane took off from Soekarno Hatta Airport at 14.36 WIB. The schedule is delayed from the previous flight schedule at 13.35 WIB. Departure delays due to weather factors.

Based on flight 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.