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 »

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