Monday, 19 December 2016
JAKARTA: 12 Air Force personnel and a radar technician have died in a Hercules plane crash in Jayawijaya, Papua.
The 13 fatalities were confirmed yesterday after a joint team from the Air Force and a search and rescue group arrived at the crash site.
The Hercules C-130 with the flight number A-1334 Navex 32 was en route from Timika to Wamena and piloted by Maj Marlon, with 12 crew members on board.
The plane was undertaking navigation training while transporting cement and sacks of rice to people in the Tengah Mountains.
The conditions in Wamena at the time of the accident were foggy with visibility of just 2km.
Two planes were scheduled to land in Wamena yesterday morning but because of the low visibility, an aircraft that took off from Sentani in Jayapura returned to Sentani.
Source by: Internet