The news is by your side.

Lion Air plane

Traffic jam saves man’s life in Indonesian plane crash

JAKARTA: An Indone­sian man described how Jakarta’s notorious traffic inadvertently saved his life after he arrived too late to catch the doomed Lion Air plane which plunged into the sea minutes after taking off on Monday. Sony Setiawan, an official in Indonesia’s finance ministry, was supposed to be on board the ill-fated flight, a journey he and his colleagues made every week. But while his friends battled their way through Jakarta’s daily congestion to make the flight, Sony found himself stuck on a toll road for…