DVI team needs longer time to identify JT 610s victims

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Raden Said Sukanto National Police Hospitals Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team members need longer time to identify the samples of damaged body parts of the victims of crashed Lion Air flight JT 610, a police officer said.

The DVI team members found that several Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA profiles were not complete, so that the identification process would again be carried out, Deputy Head of RS Sukanto National Police Hospital Sen Coms Dr. Hariyanto stated here on Monday.

The identification process is normally carried out for around four to eight days, but if the data does not match, the examination needs longer time to get completed, he stated.

The DVI and Indonesia Automatic Finger Print Identification System (Inafis) units still developed the postmortem samples that they received. "If the final outcomes have been available, we are announcing them," he noted.

Meanwhile, Head of the National Police DVI team Sen. Coms. Lisda Cancer stated earlier that her team members had received 195 bags containing body parts of victims of Lion Air flight JT 610 that crashed into the Java Sea on Oct 29.

Her team members were able to identify 77 victims of the plane crash, comprising 57 men and 20 women, she remarked, adding that her team members had also received data on 256 antemortem samples, of which 189 were verified.

The Lion Air flight JT 610 crashed into the Java Sea off Tanjung Karawang, West Java, 13 minutes after taking off from Cengkarengs Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 6:20 a.m. local time on its way to Pangkalpinang on Monday (Oct 29).

The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, carrying 189 people on board, reportedly lost contact at 6:33 a.m. local time.

In connection with the related authorities endeavor to unearth the causes of the Lion Air plane crash, Indonesian divers had succeeded in finding the ill-fated Lion Air planes flight data recorder, or the planes first black box, on Nov 1.

In response to this fatal accident, Vice President Jusuf Kalla explained that the government will consider the proposed formation of an aviation court.

An Aviation Court is similar to a Shipping Court, which tries skippers over negligence, while carrying out their professional duties, thereby leading to casualties.

Source: ANTARA News

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