JAKARTA, Sept. 9 - Another plane belonging to private air operator Susi Air on Friday was reported of falling in Pasema District, Yahukimo regency of Papua province.
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KUPANG, KOMPAS.com - Susi Air plane with flight number PK-PVQ, Friday (09/09/2011) slipped at around 12:04, shortly after landing at the airport El Tari Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. Waren pilot with a crew and two passengers survived, but could interfere with aviation for 50 minutes.
Airport Manager of PT Angkasa Pura II Kupang, Nadjib Anshori, at El Tari Kupang Airport on Friday afternoon confirmed the incident Susi Air Kissar route (Moluccas), Kupang.
Najib said the plane landed dduduk 12 sites through the runway 07 to runway 25. Shortly after touchdown, the plane was wobbling and slipping. But still managed to be controlled to avoid accidents. Having checked the right rear wheel was broken.
It took about 50 minutes, to evacuate the fuselage due to be pushed into the hangar Lanudal on the left bank of the east runway.
As a result, at least two planes that disturbed peberbangannya aftershocks. The second question is a Garuda flight GA-438 which was originally arrived at El Tari Kupang at 13:20 immediately followed by Batavia Y6-755. Both planes were forced to turn once and transit in Makassar, South Sulawesi, before continuing flights to Kupang, after the successful evacuation of Susi Air.
Batavia Special flight Y6-755, among the passengers, including Poland's Ambassador to Indonesia, Giezegerz Wisniewski, with the group.
Ambassador's visit brings a special mission, namely to deliver assistance in the region Penfui Fiorreti Clinic, Kupang.
Flight at El Tari Kupang Airport recovered around 14:00 pm.
Indonesian police say the man and his Slovenain co-pilot were making a 30 minute flight carrying food and fuel between the remote Papua town of Wamena and the Yahukimo district.
When they failed to arrive, officials sent a helicopter search team to look for them.
The team spotted wreckage of their Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft on a steep slope between the two towns but they have been unable to confirm whether anyone has survived.
"Our aircraft has crashed in Papua. We suspect it was because of the bad weather," Susi Air spokesman Gunanjar told AFP.
Thick fog has prevented a search and rescue team reaching the pilots, whose condition is unknown, but Susi Air said there was little chance they had survived.
They have postponed a ground search until first light Saturday morning.
The sprawling Indonesian archipelago relies heavily on air transport and has a poor aviation safety record. Turbulent weather conditions in Papua have caused several accidents in recent years.
Australian feared dead in Indonesian crash
AN Indonesian aircraft with one Australian and a Slovak pilot on board has crashed in the country's remote Papua region, with both men feared dead.
Susi Air's small Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft crashed in Papua's Yahukimo district shortly after taking off from Wamena at about noon today, carrying fuel and food to a remote area.
"Our aircraft has crashed in Papua. We suspect it was because of the bad weather," Susi Air spokesman Gunanjar said.
Thick fog has prevented a search-and-rescue team reaching the men, whose condition is unknown, but Susi Air said there was little chance they had survived.
Officials said they hoped to reach the site tomorrow morning.
The sprawling Indonesian archipelago relies heavily on air transport and has a poor aviation safety record.
Turbulent weather conditions in Papua have caused several accidents in recent years.