Indonesian army copter search resumes

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  • Monday, 10 Feb 2020

JAKARTA: Indonesia resumed the search for a missing army helicopter with 12 people on board in the easternmost province of Papua last year after the wreckage was reportedly discovered by locals, a military officer said.

The Mi-17 helicopter heading to an airport in the province’s capital of Jayapura lost contact with the air traffic control on June 28,2019, after taking off from the Oksibil airport in the province.

A search and rescue mission took measures after the aircraft’s disappearance from radar but failed to discover the missing chopper.

Military Commander of Yahukimo district Lt Colonel Eko Budi said yesterday that a helicopter was sent for the search mission. — Xinhua

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