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Sriwijaya Air Flight 182

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Sriwijaya Air Flight 182

Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Jakarta to Pontianak, Indonesia.

On 9 January 2021, the Boeing 737-524 flying the route with 62 people on board crashed into the Java Sea off the Thousand Islands, four minutes after departing from Soekarno–Hatta International Airport.

The flight data recorder (FDR) was recovered on 12 January. A search of the area recovered wreckage, human remains, and items of clothing, but no survivors.

On 21 January, the search for survivors was halted and all are presumed dead.


The plane that Sriwijaya Air was flying is a 737-500 model that's much older than the Max 737 aircraft. "This is not even the model before the Max, it has been in service for 30 years so it's unlikely to be a design fault," said Richard Aboulafia, an aviation analyst at Teal Group Corp, quoted by Bloomberg. "Thousands of these planes have been built and production ended over 20 years ago, so something would have been discovered by now."