To date, the searchers have despatched 74 physique baggage containing human stays to police identification specialists who on Monday mentioned they’d recognized their first sufferer, 29-year-old flight attendant Okky Bisma.
His spouse, Aldha Refa, who can be a flight attendant for Sriwijaya Air, shared her grief in a sequence of posts on social media.
“My husband is a loving, religious and tremendous sort man,” she wrote on Instagram. “Heaven is your house, expensive … be peaceable there.”
Anguished members of the family have been offering samples for DNA assessments and police say outcomes are anticipated in 4-8 days.
Nationwide Police spokesman Rusdi Hartono mentioned about 53 samples for DNA testing have been collected however extra are nonetheless wanted, particularly from mother and father and youngsters of victims.
Indonesia’s Nationwide Transportation Security Committee mentioned the U.S. Nationwide Transportation Security Board will take part investigating the crash.
The NTSC chairman, Soerjanto Tjahjono, dominated out a attainable midair breakup after seeing the situation of the wreckage discovered by searchers. He mentioned the jet was intact till it struck the water, concentrating the particles area, slightly than spreading it out over a big space as could be seen with a midair occasion.
The catastrophe has reignited issues about security in Indonesia’s aviation trade, which grew quick after the economic system was opened following the autumn of dictator Suharto within the late Nineteen Nineties. The US had banned Indonesian carriers from working within the nation in 2007, lifting the motion in 2016, citing enhancements in compliance with worldwide aviation requirements. The European Union lifted the same ban in 2018.