ASN Accident Digest
January 9, 2021
Accident: Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500
Date: 09 JAN 2021
Type: Boeing 737-524 (WL)
Operating for: Sriwijaya Air
C/n / msn: 27323/2616
First flight: 1994
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B1
Crew: Fatalities: / Occupants: 6
Passengers: Fatalities: / Occupants: 56
Total: Fatalities: / Occupants: 62
Airplane damage: Missing
Location: 19 km NE of Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) (Indonesia)
Phase: En route
Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK)
Destination airport: Pontianak Airport (PNK)
Narrative: Sriwijaya Air flight 182 is reported missing after departure from Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Indonesia. Local media report that the flight manifest listed 46 passengers, 7 children, 3 babies and 6 flight crew.
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 075Â°.
SAR teams searched the area, and located debris (metal, cables, escape slide) that was suspected to have been from the aircraft.
N27610 - Boeing (13 May 1994) first flight
N27610 - Continental Airlines (31 May 1994) delivered
N27610 - United Airlines (1 October 2010 ) merger
PK-CLC - Sriwijaya Air (15 May 2012) delivered
AIRCRAFT PROFILE BOEING 737-500
Last fatal accident involving a Boeing 737-500: 14 September 2008 Boeing 737-505 VP-BKO Aeroflot-Nord - 88 fatalties (12 years and 4 months ago)
Total number of hull-losses: 8 (of which 7 were accidents)
Survival rate for all fatal Boeing 737-500 accidents: on average 30.4 % of all occupants survived fatal accidents
AIRCRAFT PROFILE BOEING 737
Last fatal accident involving a Boeing 737: 5 February 2020 Boeing 737-86J (WL) TC-IZK Pegasus Airlines - 3 fatalties (11 months ago)
Total number of hull-losses: 218 (of which 199 were accidents)
Survival rate for all fatal Boeing 737 accidents: on average 36.8 % of all occupants survived fatal accidents
COUNTRY PROFILE INDONESIA
Last fatal airliner/bizjet accident in Indonesia: 29 October 2018 Boeing 737 MAX 8 PK-LQP Lion Air - 189 fatalities (2 years and 2 months ago)
Total number of fatal airliner/bizjet accidents: 153
Total number of airliner/bizjet fatalities: 3039
The country is rated Cat. 1 in FAA's International Aviation Safety Assessment Program (IASA)