Woman wears wedding gown alone after fiancé dies on Lion Air

On November 11, the day that Intan Syari was supposed to marry her fiance, she instead took lovely wedding pictures alone to fulfil his last wish.

An Indonesian woman who was engaged to a man who died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea has worn her wedding dress on the day they were to have been married.

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 lovely last wish".

"Although I am filled with sadness that I can't describe, I have to smile for you", she posted.

'I can not be sad but should be strong like you always told me to be'.

Syari, 26, posted the images to her Instagram account in tribute to her fiance who she had been with for 13 years.

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

The couple were due to get married on November 11, but Mr Pratama was among 189 people killed when Lion Air flight JT 610 crashed into the Java sea on October 29, shortly after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia.

"He told her that in case he didn't come home, Intan should continue with the plan", Ms Pebriana told BBC Indonesian's Famega Syavira. Pratama, who had attended a seminar in Jakarta, was on his way home to Pangkal Pinang for the wedding.

Two US pilot unions at carriers flying the Max said Monday that Boeing didn't adequately spell out how the new system worked in training and manuals.

Intan Syari in her wedding dress.

They started dating 13 years ago. They knew each other since school.

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.

A pilot who asked to remain anonymous said manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus recommend only a few days of training for updated aircraft models such as the 737-MAX.

Even though this problem was - according to investigators - not covered in the operating manual, pilots did have access to a checklist created to turn off errant systems when the plane started nosing downwards at the wrong time, said Soejono, a Lion Air instructor who like many Indonesians goes by one name.

Lion Air said the jet, which was making a 70-minute flight to Pangkal Pinang on an island chain off Sumatra, had one child and two babies on board.

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.

A search for the jet's missing cockpit voice recorder is continuing and could provide important information about human factors relating to the crash, Soerjanto said.

Until now, public attention has focused mainly on potential maintenance problems including a faulty sensor for the 'angle of attack, ' a vital piece of data needed to help the aircraft fly at the right angle to the currents of air and prevent a stall.

  • Eleanor Harrison