Police have begun DNA testing to identify victims of Lion Air JT610, which crashed into Java Sea on Monday morning…
Police have begun DNA testing to identify victims of Lion Air JT610, which crashed into Java Sea on Monday morning and collected DNA samples from 152 relatives at Bhayangkara Police Hospital in Kramat Jati, East Jakarta.
National Police Deputy Chief Comr. Gene. Ari Dono Sukamto said that at least 15 forensic doctors and DNA experts worked to identify the body parts that the National Search and Rescue Service (BAS) had recovered from the Java Sea.
“Joint staff have so far collected 24 body bags, [some] which contain parts of the victims’ bodies – not intact bodies,” Ari said on a press conference.
The bosses of the bases M. Syaugi stated that bodybags contained body parts and that the remaining 1
4 bags contained debris from the planet and personal objects that were believed to be associated with crash victims.
The sorrow is palpable at the hospital facility as families cry silently while holding a diploma, family identity cards and other documents that can help identify victims.
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Soekarno-Hatta Flight Control The international airport lost contact with the planet just after it started at 6:20 pm on Monday. The aircraft was scheduled to arrive at 7:20 am at Depati Amir Airport in Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung Islands.
The aircraft had 189 people aboard, consisting of 178 adult passengers, three minors, two pilots and six cabin crew.  Separate, Police Chief of Western Java Insp. Gene. Agung Budi Maryoto urged local residents to assist the authorities in the SAR operation to locate crew and passengers in the demolished aircraft.
“I invite residents and fishermen to join a beach patrol along the coast, as the waves are coming in this direction [to Pakisjaya Beach]” Agung said as quoted by the Antara News Agency.
Those detecting flight crimes or victims bodies should immediately report to the joint team on standby at a post on Pakisjaya Beach, Recommended Agung, and allow the information to be forwarded to the SAR command site at Tanjung Priok Port in northern Jakarta. (afr)