Egypt expressed its condolences to Indonesia over the victims of a Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed shortly after taking off from the capital Jakarta.
In an official statement on Saturday, Egypt’s foreign ministry stressed its solidarity and support to the government and people of Indonesia over the tragic event.
Head of Egypt’s Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb also extended is condolences to Indonesia over the deadly crash in a separate statement.
On Saturday, a Sriwijaya Air jet, a Boeing 737-500 with 62 passengers and crew members, crashed into the sea nearly four minutes after takeoff from Jakarta as it was heading to Pontianak.
Indonesia said on Sunday it detected signals believed to be from the jet’s flight recorder, with human body parts and suspected debris of the plane retrieved.
“We have detected signals in two points. This could be the black box,” Bagus Puruhito, chief of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency, told journalists on Sunday.
The crash is the first major airline disaster in Indonesia since a deadly crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max in 2018 that killed all 189 passengers and crew on board.