JAKARTA (INDONESIA) – After a temporary suspension of search owing to bad weather, divers will resume search for the remains of 62 victims and the cockpit voice recorder from the crashed Sriwijaya Air plane that plunged into the Java Sea soon after takeoff last weekend, officials said.
“We hope that today’s weather will be calm,” said search and rescue director Rasman MS. “With good weather that can support our operations, the divers hope to achieve optimum results in finding the victims and plane debris.”
Last week the plane’s so-called black box and flight data recorder (FDR) were recovered from the seabed. Efforts are underway to retrieve the cockpit voice recorder (CVR).
Since the cause of the fatal crash remains unclear, investigators will rely heavily on the black boxes to determine what caused the jet to lose control minutes after take-off.
Indonesia’s national transportation safety committee expects to download the FDR data in the coming days, said the committee’s chief, Soerjanto Tjahjono.
The national police’s disaster victim identification (DVI) team has identified six victims from the flight, including a crew member and two passengers, according to CNNIndonesia.