Family members, Class-mates, Colleagues and Friends of the Late student pilot – Merelesita Lutu, this morning gathered to await the arrival of her body at Nausori Airport.
Tears flowed freely as Merelesita’s coffin made it’s way into the lounge at the airport, where it lay for a while before being escorted out.
From Nausori Airport, Lutu’s body was taken to her home at Narain Place in Tamavua.
Family members made their way to the casket to pay their last respects to the “Baby” of the Family.
Lutu’s body spent a few minutes at her home, and then was being escorted to the CWM Hospital, before she will be laid to rest – tomorrow morning.
The bodies of the trainee pilot and flight instructor – Iliesa Tawalo, were flown in together from Labasa this morning.
The late Tawalo’s church service and burial, will be held today in Nadi.
The Student pilot and her Flight Instructor were reported missing, after they left Labasa for Savusavu on a Cessna aircraft, on Monday the 19th of February.
Due to bad weather – the duo had taken a u-turn back to Labasa, during which, the plane was reported missing.
The operation to retrieve the wreckage still continues.