WORLD Pilot killed after cargo plane crashes in Indonesia's Papua

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Pilot killed after cargo plane crashes in Indonesia's Papua

Xinhua

13:33, October 25, 2021

JAKARTA, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- A cargo plane crashed at the airport in Puncak district of Indonesia's eastern province of Papua on Monday, killing the pilot and injuring the co-pilot, spokesperson of the Indonesian Transportation Ministry Adita Irawati told Xinhua in a text message.

The incident occurred when the small plane operated by PT Smart Cakrawala Aviasi was landing at Aminggaru Airport in the district, the spokesperson said.

"The pilot was dead when he was being rushed into a health clinic and the co-pilot suffered from wounds," Irawati said.

The plane departed from Timika Airport in Mimika district of the province, according to her.

The Indonesian Transport Safety Committee will carry out an investigation on the cause of the incident, she said, adding that Aminggaru airport was temporarily closed.


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