Jakarta (ANTARA) - The police's Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team received 162 bags of human remains of the victims of the crashed Sriwijaya Air plane and 74 bags containing their items.
"According to the post mortem data as of 1 a.m. local time, we have received 162 bags of human remains from the post 1 Tanjung Priok," DVI Team Commander Senior Commissioner Hery Wijatmoko notified the press at the Indonesian Police Hospital in Jakarta on Saturday.
The team concluded the process of identifying the human remains in 152 bags and the same was still underway for body parts kept in the remaining bags.
Wijatmoko noted that the team had obtained 288 samples of DNA from families of the victims.
According to the passenger manifest, the Sriwijaya Air SJ 182 plane had aboard 50 passengers and 12 crew members.
The passengers comprised seven children and three infants, while there were six active crew and six extra crew.
The DVI team has until now identified 17 victims: Okky Bisma, Khasanah, Fadly Satrianto, Asy Habul Yamin, Indah Halimah Putri, Agus Minarni, Ricko, Ihsan Adhlan Hakim, Mia Trasetyani, Yohanes Suherdi, Pipit Priyono, Supianto, Toni Ismail, Dinda Amelia, Isti Yudha Prastika, Putri Wahyuni, and Rahmawati.
Remains of four of the 17 victims -- Okky Bisma, Asy Habul Yamin, Fadly Satrianto, and Ricko -- were handed over to their families.
Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182, serving the Jakarta-Pontianak route, crashed in the waters off Seribu Islands, Jakarta, at around 2:40 p.m. local time on Saturday, January 9, 2021.
According to the Transportation Ministry, last contact was made with the Boeing 737-500 jet, bearing the registration number PK-CLC, at 11 nautical miles north of the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport after the aircraft crossed an altitude of 11 thousand feet and was ascending to 13 thousand feet.
The plane took off from Soekarno-Hatta Airport at 2:40 p.m. local time on Saturday and was scheduled to land at Supadio Airport in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, at 3:50 p.m. local time.
Source: Antara News