W. Java BPBD prepares three posts around Mt. Salak
Head of the West Java Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Udjwalprana Sigit said the agency had dispersed hundreds of volunteers to search for the missing Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) en route from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport to Pelabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi, West Java.
Udjwalprana said his agency had coordinated with the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) to focus the search around Mt. Salak, the location where the last contact with the plane was recorded.
“We have prepared three search posts in three districts around Mt. Salak,” Udjwalprana told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday night.
The posts are in Cihadu District in Sukabumi, Cibodas District in Cianjur and Tamansari District in Bogor.
He added that currently there was conflicting information about the missing plane. “We have deployed all volunteers to the site based on information we have received, however we are focusing the search in Cidahu, Sukabumi. (iwa)
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