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Tourists in Bali are being made to do push-ups for violating mask rules

Tourists caught not wearing face masks on the Indonesian resort island of Bali were subjected to an unusual punishment of ‘push-ups’. Footage circulating on social media shows foreigners made to do the exercise in sweltering tropical heat as masked security officials stood over them. Bali authorities made wearing a face mask in public mandatory last […]

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Sriwijaya Air crash investigators probing if faulty engine power system crashed the jet

Investigators of Sriwijaya Air crash accident in Indonesia are probing if problems with the autothrottle system, the system that controls engine power automatically was the reason behind the tragic crash that killed 62 people on board on Jan 9, 2021. Officials of Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) said a problem with the Boeing 737-500’s […]

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Indonesia Earthquake: Death toll jumps to 84 as the nation battles back to back disasters

The death toll from a powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has jumped to 84, according to authorities on Monday. The powerful 6.2-magnitude quake that struck on Friday left 15,000 homeless and displaced at least 30,000 people. More than 820 people were injured. Rescuers have spent days hauling corpses from beneath crumpled buildings in Mamuju, […]

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Indonesia’s Mount Semeru erupts, spewing ash and smoke above Java island

Indonesia’s Mount Semeru erupted, pouring ash and smoke an estimated 5.6 kilometer into the sky above Java, the country’s most densely populated island. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (NDMA) warned villagers living on the mountain’s slopes to be alert for ongoing volcanic activity. Footage showed ash from the 3,676m (12,060ft) volcano looming over homes. “The […]

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Indonesian divers find parts of crashed Sriwijaya Air cockpit voice recorder

Indonesia Navy divers have found parts of the cockpit voice recorder as more personnel joined the search for wreckage and victims from an Indonesian plane that crashed last weekend in the Java Sea with 62 people on board. The aerial search for the crashed Sriwijaya Air jet was being expanded as well, said National Search […]

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Death toll from Sulawesi earthquake rises as officials struggle to find survivors

At least 56 people have died after a powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday. Over 820 people were injured, 15,000 displaced. Many sought refuge in the mountains, while others went to cramped evacuation centres. Indonesia’s meteorological, climatology and geophysical agency (BMKG) chief […]

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Earthquake in Indonesia’s Sulawesi kills at least 67; injures hundreds, displaces thousands

At least 67 people have died after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early Friday, Head of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in Indonesia said. Hundreds have been injured, according to the country’s disaster mitigation agency. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 1:28 am Jakarta time, was six kilometers Northeast of […]

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Bad weather forces Indonesia to suspend search for cockpit voice recorder

Indonesia on Wednesday temporarily suspended a search by divers for the cockpit voice recorder of a Sriwijaya Air that crashed with 62 people on board shortly after takeoff. The search in the Java Sea had to be halted due to bad weather that whipped up waves of up to 2.5 metres in height, officials said. […]

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Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air operates some of the world’s oldest planes

Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air that is in the spotlight this week after its Boeing 737-500 crashed into the Java Sea on Saturday with 62 people on board, started with just one plane in 2003 and now it’s the country’s No.3 airline group, aided by its strategy of acquiring old planes at cheap prices and serving routes […]

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Indonesian divers retrieve crashed Sriwijaya Air plane’s flight data recorder

Indonesian Navy divers retrieved the flight data recorder (FDR) of the Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 62 people on board at the weekend, officials said. Divers had also found a separate radio beacon, raising hopes that the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) it was connected to could soon be found and […]

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Crashed Indonesian plane passed airworthiness inspection test last month

Sriwijaya Air aircraft that crashed into the sea off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia had passed an airworthiness inspection last month, officials said. Flight SJ182 was grounded between March and December last year, resumed commercial flights on 22 December. Preliminary findings also showed the aircraft was still functioning and intact before it crashed. The plane […]

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Captain of doomed Indonesian flight apologised to his three children for leaving them that day

Captain Afwan Zamzami, 54, left home quickly on the day of the doomed flight complaining that “his shirt hadn’t been ironed, when usually he is really neat”. Captain Afwan started his flying career in the air force before becoming a commercial pilot in 1987. His family and colleagues say he was devoted Muslim, eager to […]