Three victims of Lion Air crash identified: Forensic doctor

Three victims of Lion Air crash identified: Forensic doctor

The handover of the body of the victim was identified as a crash of the Lion Air JT 610 aircraft at Raden Said Police Hospital Sukanto Kramat Jati, East Jakarta, Saturday (3/11/2018) night. (ANTARA/Ricky Prayoga)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Three bodies of the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610`s passengers have been identified by the Indonesian Police`s Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) and will be transported to their families on Sunday, a forensic doctor said.

The bodies of Endang Sri Bagusnita, Wahyu Susilo, and Fauzan Azima would be transported by the Lion Air authorities on Sunday morning, Head of the National Police Raden Said Sukanto Hospital`s Forensic Medicine Unit Sen.Coms.Edy Purnomo said.

Speaking to journalists here on Saturday evening, he said the 20-year-old Endang Sri Bagustina, a resident of Kutajaya Village, Pasar Kemas Subdistrict, Tangerang City, Banten Province, could have been identified through her fingerprints and medical signs.

The body of 31-year-old Wahyu Susilo, a resident of Trucuk, Klaten District, Central Java Province, could have been identified through his fingerprints, medical signs, and personal items, like jacket and shirt.

The third victim, 25-year-old Fauzan Azima, who was noted as a resident of Balai Mansiro, Guguak Lima Puluh Kota, West Sumatra Province, could have been identified through his fingerprints and medical signs, he said.

The Lion Air flight JT 610 crashed into the sea off Tanjung Karawang, West Java, 13 minutes after taking off from Cengkareng`s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 06.20 a.m. local time on its way to Pangkal Pinang in Bangka Belitung Province on Monday.

The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft carrying 189 people on board was reported to have lost contact at 06.33 a.m. local time.

The Indonesian divers had succeeded in finding the ill-fated Lion Air plane`s flight data recorder of the black box.

In another development, according to Head of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) M. Syaugi, a ping locator had also detected a weak signal that might be from the crashed Lion Air plane`s cockpit voice recorder (CVR).

A team of divers continued to search for the CVR, a piece of equipment of the airplane`s black box on Saturday.

"Hopefully, we would be able to find it soon, so we can have both the FDR and CVR," Syaugi noted.

Reporting by Ricky Prayoga
Editing by Rahmad Nasution