One Killed, Three Injured in Papua Heli Crash

The survivors are currently being treated for injures. (Reuters Photo/Darren Whiteside)

By : Jakarta Globe | on 2:46 PM June 04, 2016
Category : News, Featured

Jakarta. One person was killed and three others injured after a helicopter crashed on Saturday morning (04/06) in a mining area in Paniai district, Papua, a police official said.

The Amur Aviation Indonesia-owned Bell 206 L4 helicopter, crashed in Degeuwo, Bogobaida subdistrict, around an hour after departing from Nabire district.

The pilot, Sr. Comr. (ret.) Kasmana, was found dead while the three passengers, Asmar, Ajo and Darwis, were slightly injured, Paniai Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Leonard Nabu said.

The body of the pilot has been evacuated to Nabire while the three passengers have been receiving treatment at Nabire Hospital, Leonard added.

The helicopter was hauling 314 kilograms in goods.

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