Family members wait anxiously for news in Lion Air crash
The Jakarta Post
Putri waited anxiously for any news on her husband and son at Depati Amir Airport in Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung Islands, on Monday.
Her husband Wahyu Alldila and their 4-year-old son should have already arrived in Pangalpinang earlier that morning. They had gone to Jakarta to watch the national team compete against Japan in the AFC Under-19 Championship quarterfinal held in Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (GBK) on Sunday.
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“I hope that my husband and my son are safe,” Putri, who is pregnant with her third baby, told kompas.com with tears in her eyes.
Her husband and her son were on board the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT610 that took off from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Banten, at 6.20 a.m. It is believed to have crashed into the Java Sea not long after, carrying 189 people onboard.
Meanwhile, Doni Yuano was also on alert for any news on the fate of his cousin, Chief. Brig Rangda Adiprana, a member of the Pangkalpinang Police. His name was listed on the airplane’s manifest.
“I really hope there will be good news about my cousin. His mother will fly to Jakarta this afternoon with the help of [state-owned airport operator] Angkasa Pura II [APII]. I will depart on another flight,” he said.
AP II has arranged for 49 family members to travel to Jakarta, where they will wait for news of their loved ones and, if needed, identify their remains.
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