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US expresses condolence for Indonesian plane crash victims

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

The US has extended its deepest condolences for the victims of a low-cost Indonesian aircraft that crashed into the sea with 189 people on board, including an Indian pilot, soon after taking off from

Indian Bhavye Suneja, 31, was flying the flight JT610 which lost contact with the ground officials 13 minutes after taking off from Soekarno Hatta International Airport on Monday.

737 MAX 8 aircraft en-route to Pangkal Pinang city crashed near Kerawang, 32 miles east of

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of in this time of sorrow. Preparations are underway to assist the in its investigation of this tragic accident," State Department said on Monday.

"The Unites States extends its deepest condolences to those who lost family and loved ones in the October 29 plane crash in Indonesia," she said in a statement.

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First Published: Tue, October 30 2018. 08:40 IST