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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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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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Indonesia detects emergency signal of crashed passenger jet; find human parts, debris

Indonesian authorities found the location of the crashed Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 passenger flight SJ182 that disappeared shortly after take off from capital Jakarta. The jet was carrying 62 people when it disappeared from radar four minutes into its journey to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province. On Sunday, signals thought to be from the jet’s […]

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Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air passenger plane with 62 people on board feared crashed

An Indonesian commercial flight with an estimated 62 people on board has gone missing shortly after take-off from capital Jakarta. The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 lost contact en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province after taking off just after 2.30pm, officials said. Flight tracking website Flightradar24.com said the aircraft had lost more than 3,000m […]

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Indonesia Protests: Thousands rally against new job law that relaxes rigid labour and environment rules

Thousands of protesters rallied against the a new job law in the two cities of Indonesia, police use water cannons and tear gas. On Tuesday, thousands of workers and students protested peacefully across the archipelago at the start of a three-day national strike against President Joko Widodo’s “omnibus” Job Creation bill, which was passed into […]

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Floods in Indonesia have left 60 people dead

Floods in Indonesia have left 60 people dead, after monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged districts around Jakarta and caused landslides. People were buried under the mud making it difficult for rescuers to search for survivors. Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged a dozen districts in the greater Jakarta area. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman […]

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Suspected grenade blast near Indonesia’s presidential palace injures 2 military personnel

An explosion of a suspected smoke grenade on Tuesday at a park near Indonesia’s presidential palace injured at least two military personnel. The explosion took place at the National Monument park in the heart of the capital, Jakarta. The presidential spokesman said that President Joko Widodo was not at the palace at the time. It […]