December 30, 2014 4:06 PM EST Hope faded Tuesday for any of the 162 people aboard AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 after authorities confirmed that debris and bodies sighted were from the plane.
Some of those on the flight, which vanished Sunday en route from Indonesia to Singapore, were traveling to provide for their families. Some were embarking on holiday vacations with friends or relatives. Some were not supposed to be on the plane at all.
Irianto had flown 6,100 hours with AirAsia Indonesia, and 20,537 hours in total, according to the airline. His father-in-law Soewanto said Irianto was a faithful man who was good to those around him.
Read the rest of the story from our partners at NBC News Witness the Tragic Aftermath of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 A crew member of an Indonesian Maritime Surveillance plane says a prayer before a search mission to look for AirAsia's Flight QZ8501 in Pangkal Pinang, Bangka Island, Indonesia on Dec. 30, 2014. Darren Whiteside—Reuters Indonesian Navy airmen search the waters for debris from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 in a navy fixed wing patrol craft near Bangka Island, Indonesia on Dec. 30, 2014. Ed Wray—Getty Images An Indonesian woman breaks down while holding a family picture of passengers onboard the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, outside the crisis-centre set up at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia on Dec. 29, 2014. Manan Vastsyayana—AFP/Getty Images Family members of passengers onboard the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 attend a briefing inside the crisis-centre at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia on Dec. 29, 2014. Manan Vastsyayana—AFP/Getty Images Indonesian Army personnel read a map during a search and rescue operation for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, over the waters of the Java Sea on Dec. 29, 2014. Juni Kriswanto—AFP/Getty Images Members of the Indonesian air force carry items retrieved from the Java sea during search and rescue operations for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia on Dec. 30, 2014. Bay Ismoyo—AFP/Getty Images Indonesian President Joko Widodo (C) addresses the media after meeting with family members of passengers onboard the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, at the Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia on Dec. 30, 2014. Manan Vastsyayana—AFP/Getty Images Relatives of passengers on AirAsia flight QZ 8501 react to the news of debris and bodies being found, in Surabaya, Indonesia on Dec. 30, 2014. Robertus Pudyanto—Getty Images An Indonesian woman lays flowers as people pray for passengers of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 in Malang, East Java, Indonesia on Dec. 30, 2014. Aman Rochman—AFP/Getty Images Read next: AirAsia Relatives in Shock as Indonesian TV Airs Images of Floating Body Listen to the most important stories of the day. More Must-Reads From TIME Inside the White House Program to Share America's Secrets Meet the 2024 Women of the Year East Palestine, One Year After Train Derailment The Closers: 18 People Working to End the Racial Wealth Gap Long COVID Doesn’t Always Look Like You Think It Does Column: The New Antisemitism The 13 Best New Books to Read in March Want Weekly Recs on What to Watch, Read, and More? Sign Up for Worth Your Time