National Police Affirms Passenger Identification Of Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 Will Continue To Be Done Until Completion
Press conference at the National Police Hospital regarding the development of the identification of the bodies of Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 passengers (Wardhany Tsa Tsia / VOI)

JAKARTA - The identification process of Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 passengers who crashed into the waters of the Thousand Islands on Saturday, January 9 will continue to be identified until there are no body parts left.

"The team will work until the body part is gone," said Karo Penmas, Police Public Relations Division, Brigadier General Rusdi Hartono in a press conference at the Kramat Jati Police Hospital, East Jakarta, Thursday, January 14.

This identification will be carried out continuously so that the passenger's family will have certainty.

"We will work optimally and provide assurance to the families of the victims," he said.

Previously reported, the Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 plane on the Jakarta-Pontianak route had lost contact in the Thousand Islands shortly after taking off from Soekarno Hatta Airport on Saturday, January 9, 2020. Furthermore, the authorities confirmed if the plane crashed around Male Island and Lancang Island, Thousand Islands.

The total aircraft carried 62 people, including 12 crew members and 50 passengers consisting of 40 adult passengers, seven children and three babies.

The number of passengers currently identified by the DVI Team has reached 12 passengers, two of which are crew members, namely a steward on behalf of Okky Bisma and a stewardess on behalf of Mia Tresetyani.

In addition, of these dozens of passengers, two of them have been handed over to the family for funerals, namely Okky Bisma and Asy Habul Yamin.

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