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Cessna 172: Search team discover bodies

Aqela Susu
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Update: 6:00PM POLICE have confirmed the discovery of missing aviators Merelesita Lutu and Iliesa Tawalo at the crash site on Delainakoro in Vanua Levu a while ago.

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu said the joint search teams consisting of officers from the Fiji Police Force and the Republic of Fiji Military Force have reached the site of the plane crash where confirmation of the discovery of the two victims was made.

The two were reported missing after the Pacific Flying School Cessna 172 aircraft they were in was reported missing on Monday.

"The Director CID will be overseeing this first phase of investigations and forensics and Force pathologist will be deployed to the site," Acting DCP Tudravu said.

"The news of the discovery has been relayed to the family of the victims as the focus shifts to the investigation into the circumstances leading up to the tragic incident."


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