Indonesia wraps up Lion Air crash victim identification

Indonesia on November 23 wrapped up the task of identifying victims of the Lion Air jet crash that killed 189 people aboard, according to local authorities. 

Indonesia wraps up Lion Air crash victim identification



Arthur Tampi, head of the national police medical centre, said as of November 23, 125 people - 89 men and 36 women have been identified after testing on found body parts. They include two foreigners - an Italian and an Indian national.

The Boeing 737 Max - one of the world's newest and most advanced commercial planes - plunged into the Java Sea on October 29 shortly after taking off from capital Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang city, killing all on board.

The jet’s flight data recorder was recovered but divers are still looking for the cockpit voice recorder.

A formal preliminary report on what might have caused the crash is expected to be announced on November 28.-VNA

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