Indonesian transport minister urges Trigana air to fulfil victims` rights

Indonesian transport minister urges Trigana air to fulfil victims` rights

Ignasius Jonan. (ANTARA/Wahyu Putro A.)

Trigana Air has cooperated well during the process of evacuation so far."
Jayapura (ANTARA News) - Transport Minister Ignatius Jonan has asked Trigana Air to ensure that the rights of the victims of the recent crash are fulfilled.

"Trigana Air has cooperated well during the process of evacuation so far. It is hoped the rights of the victims are met and compensation due to their families is paid despite a manifest reconciliation," he said on Tuesday.

He said the bodies of all the 54 passengers aboard the Trigana plane that crashed on its flight from Jayapura to Oksibil had been discovered, but they were yet to be evacuated to Jayapura.

Evacuation is expected to be carried out only on Wednesday due to weather constraints.

"Tomorrow, the black box that has been found will be handed over to the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT)," Jonan said.

The Trigana PK-YRN with flight number IL-257 had lost contact over Atenok, Oksob sub-district in the district of Pegunungan Bintang in Papua.

The plane had departed at 14.22 hours local time from Sentani airport in Jayapura on Sunday and was scheduled to arrive at 15.04 hours in Oksibil.

At 14.55 hours, the plane had contacted the Oksibil tower and was said to have lost contact after 15.00 hours as no response was received from the plane.

The plane was carrying 49 passengers and five crew members.

Rescue workers had found the bodies of the 54 victims at the crash site in Oksob, Pegunungan Bintang District, Papua, on Sunday.

(Reported by Hendrina Dian Kandipi/Uu.H-YH/INE/KR-BSR/B003)

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