President Expresses Condolences Over Air Forces Plane Crash in Wamena
Date 18 Desember 2016
President Joko Jokowi Widodo conveyed his deep condolences over the crash of an Indonesian Air Force plane in Wamena, Papua, on Sunday (18/12). The President hopes that such incident would not happen again. Once again, we are grieving over the crash of an Indonesian Air Force plane in Wamena. The source of the problem must be found, so it will not happen again-Jkw, President Jokowi said through his Twitter account @jokowi posted on Sunday (18/12) at 12.30 p.m..
According to the information from the Air Forces Spokesperson Air Commodore Jemi Trisonjaya, on Sunday (18/12) at around 06.09 a.m. Eastern Indonesian Time, the Air Force base lost contact with Hercules C-130HS registered under number A-1334 belonging to the Air Force while on a flight from Timika to Wamena, Papua, with Major Marlon as its pilot.
At 08.40 a.m. Eastern Indonesian Time, the location of the plane was found by 30 personnels of the 1702/Jayawijaya Military Region led by Captain Irvan in Mount Lisuwa, Minomo Village, Maima District, Jayawijaya Regency, Papua, and evacuation was conducted immediately.
In that incident, as many as 13 people- consisting of 12 crew members and one passenger- lost their lives. (BPMI/ES) (RAS/MMB/YM/Naster)