In­done­sia calls off search for flight

The Asian Age - - World -

We sup­port Saudi’s de­ci­sion to use its ca­pa­bil­i­ties for in­flight re­fu­el­ing — James N. Mat­tis, United States Sec­re­tary of De­fence

Jakarta: In­done­sia called off the search for pas­sen­gers of a Lion Air plane, al­most two weeks af­ter the jet­liner plunged into the Java Sea killing 189 peo­ple on board. Some 196 bags con­tain­ing body parts were re­cov­ered with 79 vic­tims iden­ti­fied and handed over to fam­i­lies. “Since Fri­day noon un­til to­day we have not found any more vic­tims and I de­clare the search op­er­a­tion is over,” Muham­mad Syaugi, head of the search agency, said.

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