Indonesian Navy divers locate wreckage of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 in the waters off Jakarta coast.

Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 9 January 2021
Time:14:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic B735 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-524 (WL)
Operator:Sriwijaya Air
Registration:PK-CLC
C/n / msn:27323/2616
First flight:1994-05-13 (26 years 8 months)
Engines:CFMI CFM56-3B1
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 56 / Occupants: 56
Total:Fatalities: 62 / Occupants: 62
Aircraft damage:Destroyed
Aircraft fate:Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) NE of Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) (   Indonesia)
Phase:En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK/WIII), Indonesia
Destination airport:Pontianak Airport (PNK/WIOO), Indonesia
Flightnumber:SJ182

Narrative:
Sriwijaya Air flight 182 crashed into the sea, shortly after departure from Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Indonesia. All 56 passengers and 6 crew members are presumed to have died.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-500 registered PK-CLC, arrived at Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 12:11 hours local time after a flight from Pangkal Pinang. The subsequent flight for the aircraft, SJ182, was due to depart at 13:40.

Weather at the airport was poor with heavy rainfall and low clouds due to a thunderstorm in de vicinity. This caused a delay in departure. At 14:18 the aircraft was cleared to taxi to runway 35R.
Take-off from runway 35R was commenced at 14:35 (07:35 UTC). After becoming airborne, the aircraft made a climbing right hand turn. At 14:37 the flight was cleared to climb to FL290.
It reached an altitude of about FL110 before entering a rapid descent, according to ADS-B tracking data from Flightradar24. The last position was recorded at 14:40 UTC over the water of the Java Sea, some 19 km from the airport and 7 km north of the shore. ATC noticed the aircraft had been turning to the northwest instead of following the planning heading of 075°.

SAR teams searched the area, and divers found parts of the wreckage at a depth of 23 meters. Earlier, floating debris had been found (metal, cables, escape slide).
Sources:» Antara
» Flightradar24 track

METAR Weather report:07:00 UTC / local time:
WIII 090700Z 30007KT 4000 VCTS RA FEW016CB OVC018 25/24 Q1007 NOSIG

07:30 UTC / local time:
WIII 090730Z 30006KT 5000 -RA FEW017CB OVC018 25/24 Q1006 NOSIG

08:00 UTC / local time:
WIII 090800Z 28008KT 4000 -RA BKN016 OVC018 26/24 Q1006 NOSIG


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