Release #: 21.03
January 09, 2021

ALPA Statement on Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ182

McLEAN, Va.—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding today’s loss of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182:

“ALPA is saddened by the loss of Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ182. Our deepest condolences are with the families and loved ones of the passengers and crewmembers who lost their lives in this tragic event.

“As the various parties responsible for the investigation begin their work, we caution against speculation about what may have caused the accident. ALPA stands ready, through the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations, to assist the international aviation community in every way possible with the shared goal of advancing a safer air transportation system around the globe.”

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