Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- Following the crash in Indonesia on a Sriwijaya Airlines passenger plane carrying 62 people that crashed in the Java Sea, authorities said the search for the remaining victims and debris has ended.
Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi announced in a statement that after 2 weeks of searching, search and collection operations have been carried out, but work will continue to find the missing memory unit belonging to the black box.
The missing memory unit is thought to have broken off from the main device during impact.
The National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) said in a statement that the study of data from the first black box recovered from the debris on January 12th is ongoing and that they will release a preliminary report on the cause of the plane's crash within 30 days.
While 62 people on the plane died, and 43 people were identified from body parts collected during the search.
Sriwijaya Airlines will pay 1.25 billion rupiahs ($89,100) in damages to the relatives of those who died in the crash, President Joko Widodo said, while 50 million rupiahs ($3,560) will be provided by the state-owned insurance company Jasa Raharja.