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Cessna 172: We are grateful

Lice Movono
Thursday, March 01, 2018

Update: 9:49PM THE LUTU family was eager to know yesterday if search and rescue authorities had followed traditional protocol in the area that Pacific Flying School Cessna 172 had last made contact from.

Hours before the crash site was located and the discovery of their daughter's body made, Emosi Lutu asked two media organisations invited to the family home to convey his gratitude to the people of the two Tikina Wailevu on both sides of the Macuata and Cakaudrove border.

Mr Lutu said he was grateful to everyone who spent the time to help to locate his daughter Merelesita Lutu, 21 and her flying instructor Iliesa Tawalo who died when their aircraft crashed into the Delaikoro mountain range on Monday.

Visibly emotional when journalists informed him of the magnitude of the search and recovery operation, Mr Lutu said so many people, related to the family and not, had offered assistance and was a cause for comfort.

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