Indonesian woman wears wedding gown alone after fiancé dies in plane crash

Adjust Comment Print

Intan wrote on her Instagram account that before boarding the ill-fated flight, her fiancé, Rio Nanda Pratama, jokingly told her: "If I don't return by Nov 11, go ahead wear your wedding dress that I chose for you, wear lovely make-up, ask for a fresh white rose from Ms Sheila (wedding organiser), and take good photos".

An Indonesian woman who lost her fiancé in the doomed Lion Air plane crash honored his memory by taking wedding photos of herself alone.

"He asked me to still wear my wedding gown that he chose for me on our wedding day, put on attractive makeup and hold a white rose bouquet, take good photos and send them to him".

Alongside another photo of her and Dr Pratama's sister, she wrote: "Although you are not beside me, your sister was with me to fulfil your most handsome last wish".

According to BBC, the couple had known each other for 13 years, and in earlier Instagram posts, Ms Syari had described Mr Pratama as her "first love".

The pictures have gone viral online, receiving a flood of condolence messages from all around the world.

But Mr Pratama died as he was coming home for the wedding when Lion Air flight JT 610 crashed on 29 October shortly after taking off from Jakarta.

Posting the images on her own account, the photographer who took them retold the couple's story.

"Beautiful Intan Syari, a great, strong woman", she said.

More news: Czechs take 2-0 lead against United States in Fed Cup final
More news: Federal Judge Rules Trump White House Must Return Jim Acosta's Press Pass
More news: Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty for 5 in Khashoggi killing

Two U.S. pilots' unions say the potential risks of a safety feature on Boeing Co.'s 737 Max aircraft that has been linked to a deadly crash in Indonesia weren't sufficiently spelled out in their manuals or training.

"Dr Rio Nanda Pratama ... filled every day of her life for 13 years". They were mates then friends, then close friends, and finally lovers who had a dream about getting married.

The Journal also reported on Tuesday that when Boeing chose to install the flight-control feature, the company determined that it was fail-proof because it was impossible for the combination of sensor failure, pilot actions, and automated nose-down commands to cause any serious safety hazards.

The manual did not tell pilots that, when the plane's computer detects the aircraft is in a stall, it automatically triggers a response, such as lowering the airpane's nose, to prevent or exit the stall. Created to protect against pilots losing control, the sensor for the system on the Lion Air flight malfunctioned, causing the aircraft to take a sharp dive.

The Lio Air flight was carrying 189 passengers.

The Allied Pilots Association rejected Boeing's assertion that a safety bulletin issued last week was meant to reinforce procedures already in the 737 MAX flight manual.

More than three weeks after the crash, authorities are still searching for the plane's cockpit voice recorder (CVR), which is believed to be buried under deep mud.

"The FAA is not doing a safety probe separate from the ongoing Lion Air accident investigation of which we, the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) and Indonesian officials are a part", the agency said in an emailed statement.

Comments