Listen! Update from Basarnas regarding the Findings of Pieces of Sriwijaya Air Aircraft and Body Pieces

Officers evacuate the bag containing the bodies and debris from the Sriwijaya Air SJ 182 aircraft on the third day at JICT 2 Pier, Jakarta, Monday (11/1). Photo: Ricardo /, JAKARTA – Head of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) Marshal Madya Bagus Puruhito said that his party received 27 bags containing body parts from the joint SAR team which conducted a search in the waters of the Thousand Islands, Monday (11/1).

On today’s findings, a total of Basarnas have received as many as 45 bags containing body parts until the third day of searching in the waters of the Thousand Islands.

“Finally, 18 body bags containing parts of the victim’s body. Today we got 27 bags. A total of 45 bags,” said Puruhito when met at JICT 2 jetty, Jakarta, Monday.

In addition to the findings of the body, Basarnas today received five pieces of small aircraft. Then Basarnas also received five pieces of large aircraft.

In total, Basarnas has received 15 small aircraft parts and 22 large aircraft parts.

“Then the airplane part, the additional five to 15 small pieces. Then the additional five to 22 bags,” said the two-star general.

In the future, he said, SAR operations would be focused on finding victims from the crash of the Sriwijaya Air plane in the waters of the Thousand Islands. However, the team will not ignore other findings such as pieces of the fuselage.

“Then the SAR operation plan tomorrow, focus on evacuation of victims and with an expanded area,” he said.

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