TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Lion Air Group President Director Edward Sirait announced that Boeing had paid US$50 billion or equal to Rp701.48 billion to compensate families of victims of 737-8 MAX jet crashes of Lion Air JT 610 and Ethiopian Airlines ET 302.
Edward said that each family of victims would receive US$144.500. The education fund was also available for them until December 2019.
“That is voluntary funds, hopefully, the family of victims would open to receiving it,” said Edward during a press conference, Tuesday, October 29.
According to Edward, his staffers would contact all beneficiaries of the JT610 crash victims for the compensation distribution. He also called on them to immediately reach the airliner.
Edward extended his loss for the dead victims, hoping the remaining families would be given strength over the incident. He also apologized for the incident.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, Lion Air facilitated the families to pay their tribute by casting flowers at the site of the crash in waters of Tanjung Pakis, Karawang, West Java. At least, 243 family members and related parties presented at the event boarding Indonesian Navy ship KRI Semarang from Tanjung Priok Port at 08:00 a.m.
Lion Air JT 610 plunged into the waters of Tanjung Karawang on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, claiming 189 lives consisted of 179 adults, one child, two babies, two pilots, and five crews.