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31 December 2014

Secretary-General Conveys Condolences to Families of Crew Members, Passengers of Downed AirAsia Flight

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General has followed closely the developments of downed AirAsia flight QZ8501.  He conveys his sincerest condolences to the families of the 162 crew members and passengers on board and to the Governments and peoples of their countries of origin, particularly Indonesia, which suffered the greatest loss.

The Secretary-General also thanks those Governments that joined in the search for the missing plane for their quick and able response.

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