Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency workforce was persevering with a search operation for the 62 individuals aboard Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, which crashed into the ocean shortly after takeoff Saturday.
The Boeing 737-500 airplane was heading from Jakarta to town of Pontianak, on the Indonesian facet of Borneo, when it misplaced contact at 2:40 p.m. native time (2:40 a.m. ET), 11 nautical miles north of Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
There have been 50 passengers — 43 adults and 7 kids — on board, in addition to 12 crew members, in keeping with Indonesia’s minister of transportation.
Sunday, members of the family gathered at a sufferer identification heart in Jakarta and at a disaster heart in Pontianak, the place they waited for any information of their family members.
Here’s what we all know in regards to the victims to date.
Agus Minarni and Muhammad Nur Kholifatul Amin
Agus Minarni and Muhammad Nur Kholifatul Amin had traveled from their house in Mempawah, in Indonesian Borneo, to Jakarta, in Java, to attend the funeral of Amin’s father — which was going down in Ponorogo, in Java’s east.
While they have been in Ponorogo, they have been additionally capable of spend time with one of their sons, who attends a boarding college there.
When the couple returned to Jakarta, Minarni’s brother Yudiansyah Yunus requested her for assist in securing a place at a boarding college for one of his sons.
That was the final time they’d keep in touch, Yunus advised CNN.
Minarni and her husband have been purported to fly house January 5 on one other service — Nam Air, he stated.
But once they arrived on the airport Tuesday, they have been knowledgeable that as a way to board the flight, they would wish to take a coronavirus PCR check — a course of that may delay them from flying for one more two days.
Once the couple received the outcomes of their check, they have been capable of rebook their flight house — however this time, it could be on one other service, Sriwijaya Air.
Yunus says the loss of his sister has left a enormous gap within the household and that he’ll miss her terribly.
She was a sort particular person, he stated, including that she had all the time helped him and his youthful sister in some ways. He added that she was an particularly caring particular person and had handled her aunts and uncles with kindness.
Yunus stated he’ll take care of the couple’s teenage kids, who are actually orphans.
It is crucial that “all concerned stakeholders, the airline and the federal government take this investigation severely,” Yunus stated.
He added that he hopes the Indonesian authorities will do their finest “to not less than discover their stays in no matter type” so he can bury his sister “correctly, like those that go away usually.”
“That’s all I hope,” he stated.
A household of 5 in transit
A household of 5 from Bangka island — an island to the east of of Sumatra — was lacking and feared lifeless, in keeping with aunt of the household, who spoke to CNN.
The household launched a assertion Saturday saying that 26-year-old Rizki Wahyudi, his 26-year-old spouse, Indah Halimah Putri, and their 7-month-old son have been on the flight that crashed.
Wahyudi’s mom and cousin have been additionally on the flight.
Wahyudi labored for the Indonesian Forestry Commission in Ketapang, West Kalimantan — a province on the Indonesian facet of Borneo — for the previous three years.
The household of 5 had been within the Bangka Islands visiting different members of the family and have been headed again to West Kalimantan by way of Jakarta.
Sunday, two of Wahyudi’s uncles in Bangka submitted their DNA to assist with the identification course of.
A pregnant mom and her household who have been visiting relations in Jakarta
Ratih Windania, who was 4 months pregnant, was visiting members of the family in Jakarta along with her 2-year-old daughter, Yumna; 8-year-old nephew, Athar Rizki Riawan; uncle Tony Islmail and aunt Rachmawati, in keeping with Riawan’s father, Iwan.
Iwan stated the group was meant to fly out on January 1, however was delayed as they needed to take Covid-19 assessments previous to flying. On January 9, the group was meant to get an earlier flight on Nam Air, however it was modified to the Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 for an “unknown cause,” he stated.
In a story posted to her Instagram account earlier than departing from Jakarta airport Saturday, Windania says goodbye to relations who dwell in Jakarta.
Windania additionally posted a cheerful photograph of herself and her smiling daughter and nephew sitting on the airplane moments earlier than takeoff.
Iwan advised CNN his son Riawan was 8 years outdated however had an outdated soul, giving recommendation to his 16-year-old sister slightly than the opposite method spherical. “Our massive household feels misplaced now that he is gone,” Iwan stated, visibly emotional from his house in Pontianak.
“This is a trial for us. Hopefully my son [is in] a higher place in heaven,” he added.
Father and businessman Yohanes Suherdi, 30
Yohanes Suherdi was in Jakarta on a enterprise journey and wanting ahead to returning to his household in Ngarak, a village a number of hours from Pontianak airport.
His spouse, Susilawati Bungahilaria, 32, advised CNN she hopes Suherdi will likely be discovered secure and that the household will be capable of reunite quickly. The couple has a 5-year-old son, Rian Gusti Rafael.
Bungahilaria stated she spoke along with her husband — whom she described as a “superb and sociable particular person” — shortly earlier than takeoff.
“His final message to me was to not neglect to take our son to see a physician as a result of he had a fever,” she stated.
Sobbing, she stated her son retains asking when his father is coming house.
Bungahilaria and Suherdi’s father traveled Sunday to a disaster heart arrange in Pontianak, the place they submitted bodily gadgets that might assist with the identification course of, together with the daddy’s DNA.