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Indonesia plane crash: India-born Captain Suneja among 188 feared dead

India born Bhavye Suneja had joined Lion Air in Jakarta in March 2011

Bhavye Suneja, captain of the Lion Air plane that crashed
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Bhavye Suneja, captain of the Lion Air plane that crashed

BS Web Team New Delhi
The ill-fated Indonesian carrier Lion Air's flight, that crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Jakarta on Monday, was reportedly being flown by an Indian captain.

The plane was carrying 188 passengers and crew and authorities are yet to find any survivor.

According to the Times of India, the captain, Bhavye Suneja, was a resident of Mayur Vihar in Delhi. He joined Indonesia's
low-cost carrier Lion Air in March 2011 and used to fly the Boeing 737.

Citing the VP of a leading airline in India that operates the Boeing 737, the daily reported that Suneja was considering

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First Published: Oct 29 2018 | 12:49 PM IST

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