Indonesia plane crash: Body of Indian Lion Air pilot Bhavye Suneja identified, family to get remains today

Indonesian authorities have identified the body of Indian pilot Bhavye Suneja who captained the ill-fated Indonesian plane that crashed into the sea on 29 October. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, in a tweet, announced about the identification of Suneja's body.

Press Trust of India November 25, 2018 14:59:45 IST
Indonesia plane crash: Body of Indian Lion Air pilot Bhavye Suneja identified, family to get remains today

New Delhi: Indonesian authorities have identified the body of Indian pilot Bhavye Suneja who captained the ill-fated Indonesian plane that crashed into the sea on 29 October. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, in a tweet, announced about the identification of Suneja's body.

Indonesia plane crash Body of Indian Lion Air pilot Bhavye Suneja identified family to get remains today

Bhavyte Suneja was the captain of the ill-fated Indonesian Lion Air Flight. Image courtesy: Facebook

"Indonesian authorities have confirmed identification of the body of Capt. Bhavya Suneja. The remains will be handed over to the family in the presence of the Indian Embassy in Jakarta today. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family," she tweeted.

The Lion Air flight, with 188 passengers and crew on board, crashed into the sea off Indonesia's island of Java, minutes after taking off from Jakarta Soekarno Hatta International Airport.

Captain Suneja, 31, was from Delhi. After completing his studies at Ahlcon Public School in Mayur Vihar, Suneja received his flying licence in 2009. He married in 2016 and was based in Jakarta.

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