JAKARTA - The National Police's Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team still hopes that the bodies of Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 passengers can be found in their entirety from the crash site in the Thousand Islands.
This hope is conveyed because until now the DVI Team has only found body parts of the dozens of passengers who boarded the unlucky plane.
"Earlier there was a question, how or how is the condition (of the bodies found, red) like? What we can answer is that up to now what we have received in the postmortem or morgue, is small," said Head of the Reconciliation Team of the National Police DVI Agung Widjajanto. during a press conference at the Kramat Jati Police Hospital, East Jakarta, Thursday, January 14.
Even so, he also said that several body parts were found and among them were fingerprints so that examination and identification could be carried out. So, from these conditions, he hopes that in the future the SAR Team can find the bodies of passengers who are intact.
"Are all (found, red) like that. Hopefully not but we don't know yet," said Agung.
"Because what is clear from the crime scene or the scene is the size (small, red) like that," he added.
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 plane was carrying 62 people. Among them are 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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