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Indonesia dismisses Lion Air director, others after plane crash: Report

It was not clear whether the removal was permanent or temporary.


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 31-10-2018 12:10 IST
Indonesia dismisses Lion Air director, others after plane crash: Report

Indonesia's transport minister removed on Wednesday the technical director of the Lion Air airline and several of its technicians after the crash of one of its jets with 189 people on board, the Antara news agency reported on Wednesday.

"Today we dismiss (the director) from his position and his duty," Budi Karya Sumadi said, citing the accident on Monday as the reason. He said technicians were also dismissed.

It was not clear whether the removal was permanent or temporary.

Lion Air's chief executive, Edward Sirait, told Reuters he had not heard of the minister's order.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : Indonesia