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Jakarta Post

VP Kalla leads search for missing plane

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, December 28, 2014   /  05:59 pm

Vice President Jusuf Kalla is leading the search for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 carrying 162 people en route to Singapore from Indonesia's second biggest city, Surabaya in East Java.

Kalla arrived on Sunday evening at the headquarters of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) in Kemayoran, North Jakarta, to directly supervise and lead the operation.

"We're mobilizing all personnel to find the plane. Our focus is to find it as soon as possible," he said.

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who is on a trip to Sorong, Papua, has instructed Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan to provide prompt updates to the public regarding the search attempt.

"I've already instructed Basarnas, the Indonesian military [TNI], and the National Police to go all out in this search," he said. (ren)


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