Transall C-160 cargo aircraft erupts in flames in Indonesia

March 8, 2008
By Leithen Francis

A Transport Allianz Transall C-160 cargo aircraft operated by Indonesian carrier Manunggal Air Service was gutted by fire yesterday soon after landing at an airport in west Papua.

The two pilots, a flight engineer and three loadmasters escaped safely from the aircraft which caught fire at 08:36 yesterday at Wamena airport in west Papua moments after completing a flight from the west Papuan city of Jayapura, Manunggal Air Service operations manager Tjonhar Azya says from the airline’s offices in Jakarta. Read the rest of this entry »

Nine people missing after ship sinks in eastern Indonesian sea (Papua)

February 8, 2008


Jakarta – Rescue workers were searching for nine people missing after their boat sank off the easternmost Indonesian province of Papua. Eight survivors were rescued in the accident, local media reports said Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Breaking News: Indonesian jet kills bystander

January 30, 2008

By staff writers
January 30, 2008 03:51pm
Source : Press TV

A small plane has killed at least one person and injured several others after skidding off the runway in an east Indonesian province. All 15 people onboard the Twin Otter propeller aircraft were said to be safe, the official news agency Antara reported Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »