Divers recover wreckage and body parts from Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182. Photo: AFP Divers recover wreckage and body parts from Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182. Photo: AFP
Divers recover wreckage and body parts from Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182. Photo: AFP

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Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182: why is Indonesia the deadliest place in Asia for plane crashes?

  • The loss of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182 is the latest in a string of tragedies to have hit Indonesian aviation, which has suffered 2,353 deaths since 1945
  • Historically, mountainous terrain, a large population and bad weather have played a part. For SJ 182, was pilot rustiness due to Covid-19 also a factor?

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Divers recover wreckage and body parts from Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182. Photo: AFP Divers recover wreckage and body parts from Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182. Photo: AFP
Divers recover wreckage and body parts from Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182. Photo: AFP
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