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Indonesian authorities to brief relatives

February 10, 2021 3:59 pm
Family members of the passengers of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182, which crashed into the sea, react while throwing flowers and petals from the deck of Indonesia's Naval ship KRI Semarang as they visit the site of the crash to pay their tribute, at the sea off the Jakarta coast, Indonesia. [Source: Reuters]

Indonesia’s air accident investigator will brief relatives of the 62 victims of last month’s Sriwijaya Air crash in Jakarta on Wednesday morning ahead of the release of a preliminary report in the afternoon, a family member told Reuters.

The briefing follows one held for families on Tuesday in Pontianak, the doomed flight’s destination, and comes as divers search for the missing memory unit from the plane’s cockpit voice recorder.

The 26-year-old Boeing Co 737-500 jet crashed into the Java Sea shortly after take-off from Jakarta, marking Indonesia’s third major airline crash in just over six years and shining a spotlight on the country’s poor air safety record.

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