1 Killed, 2 Injured in Indonesian Twin Otter Accident


JAKARTA, Indonesia – A small plane hit several people after skidding off the runway Wednesday in eastern Indonesia, killing at least one bystander, according to an official and a witness.

One of 15 people on board the Twin Otter (de Havilland Canada DHC-6) turbo propeller aircraft was slightly hurt, and one man on the ground was taken to a hospital, said Stefanus Yudi, a witness.

Sudarmadji, a regional airport head who like many Indonesians uses only one name, said one person in the crowd was killed when the plane plowed into it.

A local district chief had been on the plane and was unhurt, Sudarmadji added.

It was not immediately clear what caused the accident at the Sugapa Airport in Papua province, he said.

One of last year’s worst accidents also involved a Twin Otter. See our earlier post here. 

Source: Yahoo News, Aviation Safety Network

By Szafi
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