An Indonesian military transport plane that was given to the nation by Australia this year smashed in terrible climate on Sunday killing every one of the 13 individuals on load up, authorities said.
The Hercules C-130 plane was conveying 12 tons of sustenance supplies and bond from Timika to Wamena in Papua, a separation of around 200km, when it slammed minutes before its planned arriving, as indicated by the aviation based armed forces head of staff, Agus Supriatna.
Three pilots and 10 work force were on board the plane. Awful climate and low mists in Wamena, the capital of the rocky area of Jayawijaya, were accepted to be figures the crash, the delegate aviation based armed forces head of staff, Hadiyan Sumintaatmadja, told a media gathering.
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“The tower in Wamena recognized the plane, however it was not sure that the plane saw the runway,” he said. He didn’t discount the plane having hit a mountain.
An examination was under way. Sumintaatmadja said the plane had been airworthy and had 69 flying hours left until its next routine upkeep.
The flight took off from Timika at 5.35am and slammed around four minutes before it was booked to arrive in Wamena. TV film indicated rescuers and local people at the crash site, where they recuperated the casualties’ bodies.
Another military Hercules plane traveled to Wamena to take the bodies back to its home base in Malang in East Java area.
It was the third genuine air mishap in Indonesia in under a month. On 24 November, a Bell 412 EP armed force helicopter slammed in Indonesia’s a piece of Borneo island, executing three individuals. After nine days a police plane with 13 individuals on load up collided with the ocean while in transit to the island of Batam, close Singapore.