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Sriwijaya Air 737 PK-CLC

Sriwijaya Air flight 182 crashes near Jakarta

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Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 crashed shortly after take off from Jakarta on 9 January 2021. The flight, operated by 737-500 registered PK-CLC, departed at 07:36 UTC (14:36 local time). The last ADS-B signal from the aircraft was received by Flightradar24 at 07:40 UTC.

SJ182 flight path

SJ182 took off at 07:36 UTC and climbed to a maximum altitude of 10,900 feet at 07:40:06. The aircraft then began a steep descent and the last received data from the aircraft is 250 feet at 07:40:27. See playback of flight SJ182 here >>

Flight path and data graph of speed and altitude for SJ182
The flight path and speed and altitude graph for SJ182

PK-CLC aircraft information

SJ182 was operated by Boeing 737-500 registered PK-CLC. Sriwijaya Air took delivery of the aircraft in 2012. It was originally delivered to Continental Airlines in 1994. PK-CLC is operated by two CFM56-3C1 engines.

Sriwijaya Air 737 PK-CLC

Jakarta METAR data

The follow METARs provide weather information at Jakarta airport surrounding the time of departure. The 0730Z METAR was the active METAR at the time of the crash.

WIII 090700Z 30007KT 4000 VCTS RA FEW016CB OVC018 25/24 Q1007 NOSIG
WIII 090730Z 30006KT 5000 -RA FEW017CB OVC018 25/24 Q1006 NOSIG
WIII 090800Z 28008KT 4000 -RA BKN016 OVC018 26/24 Q1006 NOSIG

Decoded 0730Z METAR

  • Time: 07:30 UTC
  • Wind direction: 300°
  • Wind speed: 6kt
  • Temperature: 25°C
  • Dew point: 24°C
  • Pressure: 1006 hPa
  • Visibility: 5000 m

Downloadable Flightradar24 data

Continuing updates on SJ182

Update 1 — 10 January

Indonesian authorities stated Sunday 10 January that the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder had been located and that retrieval of the black boxes would likely take place on Monday 11 January.

Update 2 — 12 January

Divers recovered the Flight Data Recorder from SJ182 on 12 January and transferred it to investigators. Readout of the FDR is expected to take a few days. The search for the Cockpit Voice Recorder is ongoing.

Update 3 — 10 February

Indonesian investigators have released their preliminary report on the crash of SJ182. The report is a factual report only and does not draw any conclusions about the cause of the crash. The investigators note that the thrust lever of the left engine began decreasing as the aircraft climbed through 8,150 feet, while the thrust lever for the right engine remained at climb power. The thrust from the left engine continued to decrease as the aircraft climbed to 10,900 feet—the highest recorded altitude—at which point the autopilot disengaged and the aircraft rolled to the left more than 45°. The full preliminary report may be viewed here.

Update 4 — 31 March

Investigators announced the recovery of the cockpit voice recorder from SJ182 this week. Divers had been searching for the memory unit from the CVR since the crash. The casing and emergency beacon had been found relatively quickly, but the memory unit had separated from the beacon.

Update 5 — 10 November 2022

Investigators have published their final report on the probable cause of the crash of flight 182. Investigators list the primary cause of the crash as a malfunctioning autothrottle system. A lack of sufficient monitoring of the system by the pilots also contributed to the crash. You can read the full report here.

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