January 9th local time, Sriwijaya Air SJ182 lost contact four minutes after taking off from the capital Jakarta, and was found to have crashed in the sea off Jakarta, with a total of 62 people on board. At present, the search and rescue work is still in progress.
Among the passengers of this flight, a family of five bought a ticket that was not originally this flight, but unfortunately embarked on the road of no return. One of the owners left a message on social media before getting on the plane: “Goodbye, all my family. We are going home.
Al Jazeera reported on the 10th that the passenger list showed that the 62 people on board included five family members of Yudi Qurdani. Yudi’s uncle Tony Ismail, aunt Rahmawati and his daughter Yunna Fani Syatuzahr, 4, cousin Ratih Windania, and Yudi, 8. Athar Rizki Riawan. They should not have appeared on the crashed plane.
Yudi said: “After traveling to Bandung, Java together, they bought a ticket to NAM Air returning to Kundian at 7 a.m. on the 9th, but the night before, the airline told us that the flight had been changed to 1:30 p.m. and that it would be a Sanfoqi Airlines plane. . They did so and went to the airport in the afternoon.
On Sunday, Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) released photos of officials finding the wreckage and other items from the suspected crash site, including a pink T-shirt for children, which Yudi believes belongs to his niece Yunna. “She didn’t wear it when she left, but her mom packed it in the trunk,” Yudi said. She wears this dress a lot, so when we saw it on TV, we recognized it at a glance. We are 80% sure that this is her T-shirt.
Before boarding the plane to Kundien, Yunna’s mother posted a series of scenes on Instagram about a family walking through the airport. One of the captions was: “Goodbye, all my families… we’re going home.” After the plane crash, these posts were spread, and the public left messages to pay tribute.
Yudi said that his nephew Atal’s parents had provided DNA samples in Kundian, and his uncle and aunt’s family also provided samples in Jakarta. “We also saw on TV that they had found the black box, and we just wanted survivors,” Yudi said. But we’re also preparing for anything, even in the worst case.”