The National Search and Rescue Agency (Basnaras) said some 268 divers continued to search for the second black box of the Srivijaya Air Boeing 737-500 that crashed in Indonesia on Thursday.
“The divers focused their search on six locations that encircle the potential area of the crash in the waters between Laki Island and Lancang Island,” said Mr. Rasman, operations manager of Basarnas, at a press conference. In addition to the cockpit voice recorder (CVR), human remains and debris were found from the aircraft in a search operation after Wednesday’s suspension due to inclement weather and ocean currents. Crying friends and relatives buried the remains of a 29-year-old flight attendant in an accident in Jakarta on Thursday.
Okky Bisma is the first victim whose identity has been confirmed since the disaster. The fingerprints of one of his hands recovered by the divers were compared to a government database for this identification. At least five other victims have since been identified, as investigators continue to investigate human remains recovered between the wreckage of the ocean and pieces of the aircraft’s torso.
Srivijaya Air’s Boeing 737-500 had 62 people at the time when it fell into the Java Sea after flying from Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, in an accident.