Thursday, November 01, 2018

Lion Air Crash; Each Victim to Receive Compensation of Rp1.25bn

Jakarta: Lion Air Corporate Communications Strategic Danang Mandala Prihantono said the passengers who boarded the aircraft with the tail number JT 610 that plunged into the waters of Tanjung Karawang on Monday, Oct. 29, would receive compensation.

The compensation, Danang said, was as stipulated in the Transportation Ministerial Decree No. 77 of 2011 on airline responsibility. “Yes, the compensation will be based on the regulation,” Danang told Tempo via a phone call, Wednesday, Oct 31.

As noted in the decree, a passenger who died during an airplane crash due to the incident or any factor related to the airline was entitled to earn compensation amounted to Rp1.25 billion, while a victim who was deemed totally disabled by the doctor within 60 days since the incident would receive Rp1.25 billion.

However, the corporate was still waiting for the status from the evacuation process and the search of victims and plane wreckage. “The regulation exist, so we have to wait for the status from the evacuation process, and that takes time. But, the compensation and other things will be based on the existing law,” Danang explained.