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Sriwijaya SJ 182 Airplane Tragedy

The Sriwijaya SJ 182 Airplane Tragedy and the Passengers' Family's Last Memories

yesterday, tragedy struck Indonesia again. Sriwijaya Air plane containing 62 people crashed. A number of ships have been deployed to the location where the aircraft lost contact, at Lancang Island and Laki Island, Seribu Islands.

The Sriwijaya SJ 182 Airplane Tragedy

The Indonesian Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, said that Sriwijaya Air lost contact after four minutes of taking off from Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Banten. The plane was declared lost contact at 14:40 pm.

Minister of Transportation Budi said the plane took off from Soekarno Hatta Airport at 14:36 ​​WIB. At 14:37 WIB, the plane was allowed to rise to an altitude of 29,000 feet. Then, the plane looked not in the direction of travel at 14:40 WIB.

"Not long after, in a matter of seconds, The Sriwijaya SJ 182 disappeared from the radar," he said.

Sriwijaya Air has 50 passengers and 12 crew. Consisting of 43 adults, 7 children, and 3 babies.

The facts behind the Sriwijaya Airplane crash

1. Old Aircraft but Condition Excellently Claimed 

Sriwijaya Air President Director Jefferson Irwin Jauwena confirmed that the plane bound for Jakarta-Pontianak which had lost contact and crashed was in good condition. Because the plane has made several trips.

"If the plane is in good health, before going back and forth to Pontianak and there should be no problem. Everything will go well," he said at Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Saturday (9/1).

He ensured that the 30 minutes delay in Sriwijaya Air SJ182's departure was not due to engine problems. Delay occurs due to heavy rain. "Delay due to heavy rain," he said.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Committee. Soerjanto Tjahjono, revealed that the aircraft departing from Soekarno-Hatta Airport was around 25 to 26 years old. However, he confirmed that the age of the aircraft had no effect on flight.

"How old is the aircraft, the age of the aircraft made in 1994 is approximately 25-26 years, so regardless of age it is maintained according to the applicable regulations, there should be no problem.

Sriwijaya SJ 182

2. President Jokowi Orders Stakeholders to Give Maximum Attention

The Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, conveyed President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) 's direction regarding the Sriwijaya Air plane which crashed after losing contact at 14:40 WIB on Saturday (9/1). The plane was carrying passengers bound for Jakarta to Pontianak.

"At 17.30, the President gave directions to maximize the search," said the Minister of Transportation Budi in a press conference via Zoom on Saturday (9/1).

The directive was followed up by deploying Basarnas ships, including 3 rubber ships and 3 sea readers.

3. INACA Asks National Airlines to Help Search for Crashed Sriwijaya Air Plane

The Chairperson of the Indonesia National Air Carriers Association (INACA), Denon Prawiraatmadja, confirmed that he had instructed all other airlines to be able to help each other with all the necessary needs.

"We have appealed to other airline members to provide assistance if needed," he concluded.

He also expressed his concern over the loss of contact with the Sriwijaya Airplane for the Jakarta-Pontianak route with the SJ 182 call sign on Saturday (9/1).

"We are concerned about the loss of contact with the Sriwijaya Airplane," he said.

4. Accident History of Boeing 737-500, Crashed Sriwijaya Air Aircraft

Citing various sources, the last time this type of plane crash was on November 17, 2013. The plane belonging to Tatarstan Airlines crashed in Kazan, Russia. All 50 passengers and crew died.

The next accident was on September 14, 2008. The flight belonging to Aeroflot crashed in Perm. All 88 passengers and crew were killed.

Meanwhile, the Boing 737 plane crash, in general, occurred mostly due to mis-navigation. as many as 108 cases with 2,802 fatalities.

Quoting @ flightradar24's tweet, the Sriwijaya Airplane that was missing contact reportedly first operated in May 1994. Or is currently 26 years old.

A number of emotional stories were revealed after the Sriwijaya Airplane crash with flight number SJ 182 on the Jakarta-Pontianak route, Saturday (9/1/2021). Yusrilanita, a mother from Sungai Pinang 2 Village, Sungai Pinang District, Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra, even fainted when she learned that the plane had lost contact. The plane, according to the family, Yusrilanita carried her child and extended family. Meanwhile, one of the plane passengers named Angga Fernanda Afriyon (25), had made a video call with his parents, Oyon (60) and Afrida (55). The following is the story of the day behind the Sriwijaya SJ 182 tragedy:

 The Passengers' Family's Last Memories of The Sriwijaya SJ 182 Airplane Tragedy

1. Last video call

According to Angga's cousin, Suci said that just before the accident, Angga made a video call with his parents. "He was on leave to return to Jakarta because his wife gave birth. We had a video call before my brother left," Suci told at, Saturday (9/1/2021) night. According to Suci, the family did not have any premonition during the video call with Angga. They are in fact rejoicing in welcoming the birth of Anga's child. "But after that, there was news that the plane that Bang Angga was carrying had lost contact and my family and I were in shock," Suci explained".

Last video call

2. Beautiful recent messages and photos of airplane wings

Nabil, the sister of one of the passengers named Indah Halima Putri, told about the last message from her brother. Indah had time to send messages and photos of plane wings to her family just before take-off. "Pray for yes," said Nabila, Indah's younger sister when reading her sister's last message at her residence in Sungai Pinang 2 Village, Sungai Pinang District, Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra, Saturday (9/1/202).

Beautiful recent messages and photos of airplane wings

3. The Sadness of Razanah ( the passenger's family )

Razanah (58), a resident of Kantor Kelurahan, Delta Pawan Subdistrict, Ketapang Regency, West Kalimantan, can only bow down to save grief. Her husband, Beben Sofian (59), is known to be a passenger on the Sriwijaya Air SJ 182 flight from Jakarta to Pontianak. Shortly before Razanah received news that the plane had lost contact, she had time to send a photo with her husband to her family. "Before taking off, she sent a photo to the family, Mrs. Razanah took a selfie, sent a photo of the two of them," said Hendra, Razanah's nephew.

Razanah ( the passenger's family )

4. Yaman Zai awaits his wife and three children

Yaman Zai cried hysterically when he learned that the plane carrying his wife and three children had lost contact. Yemen, who was met at Supadio International Airport, said his family was planning a vacation in Pontianak. Yemen said he had contact with his family before the plane took off. "My last contact was at half-past two this afternoon, they were already at the airport, so I was waiting, at least one hour after arriving, but I waited for them not to come, the phone was not active," said the man from Nias Island, as reported from, Saturday (9/1/2021).

Yaman Zai awaits his wife and three children


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