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Relatives of Lion Air victims arrive at RS Sukanto Hospital

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Bodies of Lion Air JT 610 plane accident arrive at National Police's RS Sukanto Hospital, East Jakarta, Monday (Oct 29) night.

Bodies of Lion Air JT 610 plane accident arrive at National Police's RS Sukanto Hospital, East Jakarta, Monday (Oct 29) night.

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Lion Air aircraft crashes into Tanjung Karawang waters 13 minutes after takeoff.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Families and friends of victims of the Lion Air JT610 accident began arriving at the National Police Hospital R Sahid Sukanto in East Jakarta on Monday. They hoped to seek information about their loved ones who were on the plane.

A worker from state-owned construction company Nindya Karya, Titot Hendrito, said that he visited the hospital to look for three of his relatives, including a co-worker named Dyah Damayanti, and his university friends named Janu Daryoko and Sita Rusmi.

"I am here to seek information about three of them. Damayanti was on billing duty to Angkasa Pura, as we have a project in the Pangkal Pinang airport. The other two were my friends at the university and both of them were working at Josmart," he noted.

Hendrito admitted he found out that three of his friends were on the plane after reading the passenger manifest of the Lion Air JT-610 plane, which was circulated in the short message application group Whatsapp.

"We all are still waiting for information," he added.

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Navy's frogmen transfer fragments of Lion Air JT 610 plane from Tanjung Karawang waters, West Java, Monday.


Earlier, aircraft type B737-8 Max with Flight Number JT 610 owned by Lion Air was flying from Soekarno Hatta Airport in Banten to Depati Amir Airport in Pangkal Pinang and was reported to have lost contact on Oct 29 at around 06:33 a.m. Western-Indonesia Time (WIB).

The aircraft, which bore the registration number PK-LQP, was reportedly last sighted on radar at coordinates 05 46.15 S - 107 07.16 E.

The aircraft departed at 06:10 a.m. WIB and was scheduled to arrive in Pangkal Pinang at 07.10 a. m. WIB. The plane had requested a return to base before finally disappearing from the radar.

The National SAR Agency (Basarnas) ensured that JT 610 Lion Air crashed in the waters of Karawang Regency, West Java. Victims of the aircraft crash will be evacuated to the East Jakarta Police Hospital.

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