Indonesian military aircraft crashed with thirteen people on board
December 18, 2016- JAKARTA
An Indonesian Military Air force Hercules C-130, crashed near the remote region of Papua killing 13 on board. According to the Agus Supriatna Air force Chief for Indonesian air force noted that the probable cause for the accident was bad weather. The aircraft was on a training exercise flight in the remote region.
The flight was en route from the city of Timika before the accident, about 124 miles near to its destination. The crash killed everyone on board the plane, a search and rescue agency official reportedly said.
“An investigation is ongoing.” He said that the aircraft purchased from Australia where it was first used in the 1980s, had more than 60 hours left until the next routine maintenance.
Back to last July 2015, an air force Hercules crashed near to Medan, Indonesia’s third largest city, killing more than 140 fatalities including the military officials and family members traveling with them and people on the ground.