13 people killed in military plane crash E Indonesia
KUALA LUMPUR: Twelve Air Force personnel and a radar technician were killed in a Hercules plane crash yesterday in Jayawijaya, Papua, Indonesian authorities said.
The Hercules C-130 with flight number A-1334 Navex 32 en route from Timika to Wamena was piloted by Maj. Marlon, with 12 crew. The plane was undertaking navigation training while transporting cement and sacks of rice to people in the Tengah Mountains, the National Search and Rescue Agency’s Operation Director Evan Ahmad Rizqi Titoss said in press statements.
The 13 fatalities were confirmed after a joint team from the Air Force and a search and rescue group arrived at the crash site, he added.
The plane was heavily damaged and seemed to have been razed by fire, he said, adding that all 13 people inside the plane were killed.