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A year after Boeing 737 crashes into Java Sea, some families still without compensation

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya
    Gemma Holliani Cahya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, October 31, 2019   /  08:48 am
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A time to remember: Family members of Lion Air flight JT610 crash victims scatter flowers from the deck of KRI Banjar Masin into the sea near Karawang, West Java, on Tuesday. (The Jakarta Post/David Caessarre)

Anton Sahadi, 30, can still remember the moment the National Police phoned him last year to inform him that they had identified the body of his cousin, Muhammad Rafi Adrian. “I couldn’t describe my feeling at that time. I got that call on the seventh day after the crash. It was devastating because for days we still believed that Rafi was still alive, that somehow he found his way out of the plane, and survived the crash,” Anton told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. Anton said that, after receiving the call, he drove his car to Raden Said Soekanto Police Hospital in Kramat Jati, East Jakarta, to identify the body. When he saw the body to confirm it was his cousin, he broke down and cried. Tuesday marked one year after Lion Air flight JT610 crashed into the Java Sea on Oct. 29, 2018. Rafi was one of 189 people on board the plane. No...