Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ 182

Happy New Year everyone! This is my first article of the year 2021. This year we start off with an airplane crash, just 9 days after the last day of 2020. Continue reading the article if you want to know more about this airliner crash.

On 9 January 2021, at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, SJ 182 is preparing for a domestic flight to Supadio International Airport, Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The aircraft operating this flight is a 28-year-old Boeing 737-524 registered as PK-CLC, manufactured in 1994 and transferred from Continental Airlines to United Airlines, then transferred to Sriwijaya Air. The pilot was Captain Afwan, a former Indonesian Air Force pilot and the co-pilot was First officer Diego M. There are 50 passengers and 12 deadheading crew on SJ 182. Also onboard is Mulyadi Tamsir, a politician and several Indonesian Air Force personnel. After a 50-minute delay, SJ 182 pushes back from the gate at 1420 local time. SJ 182 is cleared for takeoff at 1435 local time from runway 25R. SJ 182 departs Jakarta at 1436 local time in heavy rain and overcast skies.

3 minutes later, SJ 182 is cleared to climb to FL 130 (13,000 ft). The aircraft is currently at FL 80 in dense thunderstorm clouds.

1 minute later, SJ 182 enters a steep dive with a left bank, according to initial data.


SJ 182 crashes into the Java sea 4 minutes after takeoff, all 62 passengers and crews were assumed dead. The NSTB, Boeing and Indonesian Investigating Commitee BASARNAS has immediately launched an investigation which is ongoing. The aircraft is thought to have ripped apart mid-air due to the intense stresscaused by the dive although an eyewitness claimed that he saw pieces of the aircraft on fire as they fell into the water. The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR) have been found by the divers and are now being sent for investigation. Initial data reveals SJ 182 dropped from FL 100 to FL 2.8 (280 ft) with a very horrifying descent rate of 31,000 ft/minute

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