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Last updated: 24 January 2021
Date:Saturday 9 January 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic B735 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-524 (WL)
Operator:Sriwijaya Air
Registration: PK-CLC
C/n / msn: 27323/2616
First flight: 1994-05-13 (26 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B1
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 56 / Occupants: 56
Total:Fatalities: 62 / Occupants: 62
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) NE of Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK/WIII), Indonesia
Destination airport:Pontianak Airport (PNK/WIOO), Indonesia
Sriwijaya Air flight 182 crashed into the sea, shortly after departure from Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Indonesia. All 56 passengers and 6 crew members are presumed to have died.
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 25R.
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 075°.

SAR teams searched the area, and divers found parts of the wreckage at a depth of 23 meters. Earlier, floating debris had been found (metal, cables, escape slide).

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METAR Weather report:
07:00 UTC / 14:00 local time:
WIII 090700Z 30007KT 4000 VCTS RA FEW016CB OVC018 25/24 Q1007 NOSIG

07:30 UTC / 14:30 local time:
WIII 090730Z 30006KT 5000 -RA FEW017CB OVC018 25/24 Q1006 NOSIG

08:00 UTC / 15:00 local time:
WIII 090800Z 28008KT 4000 -RA BKN016 OVC018 26/24 Q1006 NOSIG


photo of Boeing-737-524-PK-CLC
accident date: 09-01-2021
type: Boeing 737-524 (WL)
registration: PK-CLC
photo of Boeing-737-524-PK-CLC
accident date: 09-01-2021
type: Boeing 737-524 (WL)
registration: PK-CLC
photo of Boeing-737-524-PK-CLC
accident date: 09-01-2021
type: Boeing 737-524 (WL)
registration: PK-CLC
photo of Boeing-737-524-PK-CLC
accident date: 09-01-2021
type: Boeing 737-524 (WL)
registration: PK-CLC

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
13 May 1994 N27610 Boeing first flight
31 May 1994 N27610 Continental Airlines delivered
29 October 1994 N27610 Continental Airlines bird strike incident (1 bird ingested in engine)
4 November 2004 N27610 Continental Airlines bird strike incident (1 bird hit fuselage on approach to Austin, TX (KAUS))
12 July 2005 N27610 Continental Airlines bird strike incident (1 gull hit left side of radome fuselage on approach to Raleigh, NC (KRDU))
1 October 2010 N27610 United Airlines merger
19 March 2012 N27610 United Airlines TT: 45359 hours; 24306 cycles
15 May 2012 PK-CLC Sriwijaya Air registered
23 March 2020 PK-CLC Sriwijaya Air parked/stored at Surabaya
19 December 2020 PK-CLC Sriwijaya Air resumed service

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Pontianak Airport as the crow flies is 728 km (455 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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