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Published on January 13, 2021 1:55 AM

by Yosef Riadi, Masrur Jamaluddin and Kara Fox, CNN

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Family members wait in anguish as search for crash victims continues 02:21 Pontianak, Indonesia (CNN)Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency team was continuing a search operation for the 62 people aboard Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, which crashed into the ocean shortly after takeoff Saturday.

The Boeing 737-500 plane was heading from Jakarta to the city of Pontianak, on the Indonesian side of Borneo, when it lost contact at 2:40 p.m. local time (2:40 a.m. ET), 11 nautical miles north of Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. There were 50 passengers -- 43 adults and 7 children -- on board, as well as 12 crew members, according to Indonesia's minister of transportation.

Sunday, family members gathered at a victim identification center in Jakarta and at a crisis center in Pontianak, where they waited for any news of their loved ones.

Here's what we know about the victims so far.

Agus Minarni and Muhammad Nur Kholifatul Amin

Married couple Muhammad Nur Kholifatul Amin, right, and Agus Minarni had traveled to Java to attend the funeral of Amin's father.
Agus Minarni and Muhammad Nur Kholifatul Amin had traveled from their home in Mempawah, in Indonesian Borneo, to Jakarta, in Java, to attend the funeral of Amin's father -- which was taking place in Ponorogo, in Java's east.
While they were in Ponorogo, they were also able to spend time with one of their sons, who attends a boarding school there.
When the couple returned to Jakarta, Minarni's brother Yudiansyah Yunus asked her for help in securing a place at a boarding school for one of his sons.
That was the last time they would be in contact, Yunus told CNN.
Minarni and her husband were supposed to fly home January 5 on another carrier -- Nam Air, he said.
But when they arrived at the airport Tuesday, they were informed that in order to board the flight, they would need to take a coronavirus PCR test -- a process that would delay them from flying for another two days.
Once the couple got the results of their test, they were able to rebook their flight home -- but this time, it would be on another carrier, Sriwijaya Air.
Yunus says the loss of his sister has left a huge hole in the family and that he will miss her terribly.
She was a kind person, he said, adding that she had always helped him and his younger sister in many ways. He added that she was an especially caring person and had treated her aunts and uncles with kindness.
Yunus said he will take care of the couple's teenage children, who are now orphans.
It is imperative that "all involved stakeholders, the airline and the government take this investigation seriously," Yunus said.
He added that he hopes the Indonesian authorities will do their best "to at least find their remains in whatever form" so he can bury his sister "properly, like those who pass away normally."
"That's all I hope," he said.

A family of five in transit

Rizki Wahyudi, 26, and his wife, Indah Halimah Putri, 26, are seen with their 7-month-old son, Arkana Nadhif Wahyudi.
A family of five from Bangka island -- an island to the east of of Sumatra -- was missing and feared dead, according to aunt of the family, who spoke to CNN.