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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 […]

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Indonesia intensifies search of crashed passenger jet’s black boxes

Indonesian Navy have released footage of divers looking through the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed into the sea during the weekend as the hunt for its black boxes resumes. ‘No Survivors’ Indonesian plane Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 disappeared shortly after take off from capital Jakarta on Saturday. The Boeing 737-500 had 62 people on […]

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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 […]